xrays showing a complete knee replacement before and after from both the front view and side view


Knee replacements are now one of the most common surgical procedures that are done in the United States. Overall, the success rates tend to be quite high over the long term. However, several knee implant systems have experienced higher-than-normal failure rates. Knee replacement attorney Dean Goetz investigating several knee replacement systems that are either currently in or being evaluated for litigation. The most common types of complications associated with knee replacement surgery are:

  • Pain
  • Loosening of components
  • Swelling
  • Dislocation
  • Instability
  • Infection
  • Popping, crunching or clicking sounds


Over the last few years, the FDA and/or several manufacturers have issued recalls of knee systems or components. For example, in 2015, the FDA announced a Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. This component is one part of the popular Persona artificial knee system. Numerous complaints were made to the FDA about loosening of the tibial plate or gaps between the artificial knee and bone that caused extreme pain and instability.

More recently, our knee replacement lawyers are currently investigating the DePuy Synthes Attune Knee Replacement System. There are numerous adverse event reports concerning the device that have been reported to the FDA. Specifically, hundreds of reports were made that concern loosening of the tibial plate. This tends to cause extreme pain, swelling, and other complications that may result in the need for a premature revision surgery.


Most people do not ever want to or think they'd ever be involved with a knee replacement class action. Dean Goetz  can help you navigate this path and clearly explain the options available to you. More importantly, Dean Goetz will fight for your rights.

Dean Goetz was one of the lead trial attorneys instrumental in obtaining an $8.3 million jury verdict against DePuy arising out of a defective hip implant made by the company. The verdict was ultimately upheld on appeal in its entirety in 2016. A consultation with Dean Goetz is completely free.

Time is of the essence.

  • Every state has an applicable statute of limitations. This is the time frame within which you must file a lawsuit or forever waive your right.
  • If you have not yet undergone a revision surgery, our office can help properly secure the explanted device and preserve it as evidence for your case.

If you have a qualifying case, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages and any out-of-pocket expenses you may have incurred. If you have any questions, our staff and knee replacement lawyers are happy to speak to you to discuss and advise you of your options. This consultation is completely FREE. We always represent our clients on a contingency fee basis which means you do not pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you.

$8.3 Million Reasons to Choose Dean as your Attorney
Metal on Metal Hip Device Recall - Depuy

Dean A. Goetz and the Gomez Law Firm were the attorneys for Mr. Loren Kranksy, the Plaintiff in the first Depuy trial in the USA. 3/6/13 at 9:38 a.m. PST A jury found Depuy liable to Mr. Loren Bill Kransky today in a Los Angeles Superior Court. FIRST verdict in the USA against Depuy for $8,328,000: We Are The Kransky Lawyers. It took three and one half more years for this to finally end for Mr. Kransky's family, on 7/21/16 Court of Appeals Upholds Kransky v. Depuy.

November 2017: Dean Goetz with Mr. Kransky's full legal team Nominated (PDF press release) for Consumer Attorneys of California Attorney of the Year 2017  for our work in Kransky vs. Depuy, and Mr. Kransky's long road to justice.