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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.

Free Insurance Dec Page Review

Do you know how to navigate the troubled waters of auto insurance coverage? Our firm can review your auto insurance declarations page and make sure you are protected.  We do this for clients and friends for free because we want to be sure that you are protected.

 We reviewed one for a client today to find that she did not have the right coverage in place to protect herself from uninsured drivers. We don’t charge for this and we can help you as well.

 We can’t stop drivers from texting and driving, but we can be sure that you are covered if they hit you.

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!

Free Declaration Page Review

Did you know our lawyers will review your automobile insurance declarations page for free and give you advice about your current coverage? No charge, no cost, and no obligation. You don’t even have to come in to see us.

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.