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DePuy Attune Knee Replacement System


We are currently investigating potential claims on behalf of adults that had a knee replacement using the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System.

A recent study published recently by the Journal of Knee Surgery identified an unusually high rate of early failures of this device. The study notes an failure with regards to breakdown of the bond of the tibial implant-cement interface. Many patients who have received the Attune knee implant system have had problems with instability and weakness in the knee joint, swelling beyond expected swelling, loss of range of motion, and significant long term pain,

If the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System fails, a revision surgery will most likely be required. Typically, re-doing a previous surgery can be more involved and invasive than the first. Failure also leads to significant scarring from the additional incisions. If you or a family member has a DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System that has failed, we can help. Call or text our office at 256-539-3110 today.

Continuing Legal Education Event

Our firm is co-hosting a Continuing Legal Education event and reception in Atlanta Labor Day weekend.  If you were considering going to the Alabama-Florida State game and need CLE credits, why not make your trip a business expense?  Our speakers will cover topics including personal injury, the physical mechanics of injury, worker’s compensation, ethics, and property law issues.  For more information, call or text 256-539-3110 or drop us an email.  We will post details regarding location and more in a few days.  Mark your calendars now!

Are TV lawyers charging unethical fees?

The following is an excerpt from an actual TV personal injury lawyer’s fee agreement or contract.

 Reduction of Medical Bills. Liens and Subrogation Amounts. The parties agree that upon Client’s consent, Attorneys will attempt to mitigate all medical bills and subrogation amounts due and owing. Any resultant savings will be divided between Client and Attorneys.

 Translation: After TV lawyer settles your case (because we know he or she won’t go to trial), said TV lawyer’s staff will attempt to negotiate down your medical or subrogation expenses.  Per the agreement, TV layer gets ½ of any savings.

 The Alabama State Bar has now banned this practice because, essentially, TV lawyer was getting paid twice on the same dollars.  If your lawyer has to be regulated by the Alabama State Bar to keep from ripping you off, do you really think that lawyer has your best interest at heart?  If you prefer lawyers whose trial skills are superior to their jingle writing abilities, call Hodges Trial Lawyers.

Verdict in Defective Constructive Case

Our firm received a Jury verdict in favor of a deserving client this week.  The case was tried before a Jury of twelve (12) Madison County residents and the Honorable Donna Pate.  Jeremiah reports that the Jury was very attentive in doing their critical civic duty.  He also reports that this was the first trial he has ever been involved in where the Court thanked the lawyers on both sides for being professional and courteous.  Our client was grateful that the Jury found in his favor and that this case finally has come to an end.  As it did in this case, litigation sometimes can drag on for several years.  It can be a tiresome process to be a Plaintiff, but it is encouraging when a Jury sees it your way.

 The case involved a breach of contract and negligent construction claim filed on behalf of our client against his contractor.  We understand these issues and know the experts needed to handle these matters.  If we can assist you with a breach of contract claim in Alabama or Tennessee, please call to schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers.

Sue Allstate Day

A group of Plaintiffs’ lawyers across Alabama on behalf of their respective clients are banding together to sue Allstate on February 17, 2017.  Although Allstate says you are in good hands, its aggressive failure to pay claims for damages shows you are not.  Although the lawyers at Hodges Trial Lawyers try and settle cases to avoid litigation when possible, Allstate forces the vast majority of our client to file a suit.  It is not uncommon for Allstate to try to settle clear liability cases (meaning there is no dispute who is at fault) for less than the actual medical bills incurred by the person hurt.  That is not fair and it is contrary to justice.  This effort by competing personal injury lawyers from Huntsville to Mobile is an effort to get Allstate to be reasonable and fair.  None of our clients are looking for a windfall in their personal injury case, they are simply looking for fair and just compensation.  The personal injury lawyers at Hodges Trial Lawyers will continue to fight for injured people.  If you have a case against Allstate and want to join us, contact our office today.