Osborne & Francis injury attorneys are investigating allegations of a design defect with Knee Implants from the manufacturer Braun for their Aesculap Vega Total Knee Replacement Systems.
Promoted by the manufacturer as “advanced surface technology” their new 7-layer coating was marketed to improve scratch resistance, wear resistance, provide “good wettability” for better articulation between the bearing surfaces and to create a potential barrier against the release of metal ions.
Many patients who have been implanted with the Vega Knee System have suffered painful inflammation, loosening, swelling and failure of the knee implants.
Since January 2016 the FDA database has shown an increasing number of Adverse events with these particular implant systems. Surgeons have noted during revisions of the Aesculap Vega Systems that the “advanced coating” seemed to prevent the bone cement from achieving proper fixation resulting in loosening of the implant, causing severe pain and the need for complex revision surgeries.
A recently filed lawsuit claims that the manufacturer concealed substantial knee implant defects from regulators and aggressively marketed its knee implant systems knowing that they were likely to fail and endanger patients.
Our attorneys have a track record of success against manufacturers like Braun, Zimmer, Depuy, Stryker, Biomet, Smith & Nephew, Wright Medical and others who’s’ devices have injured our clients.