Exactech Knee, Hip, and Ankle Joint Implants
Neumann Law Group is accepting cases for injuries from defective Exactech joint replacement implants across the country. Exactech has now introduced a recall of thousands of its knee, hip, and ankle implants manufactured after 2004. Many of those injured have had or will need a revision surgery. Exactech learned of the defects in their products around 2007. They made the decision to keep this information from patients and their doctors until late 2021.
Exactech, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida has been offering joint replacement options since the early 1990s. It quickly rose to be one of the most successful orthopedic device manufacturers in the world. Their goal was to work hand in hand with surgeons to learn about the problems that came from implant surgery and to help improve results moving forward.Why Are the Exactech Joint Implants Recalled?
Exactech recalled these implants years after realizing they were being shipped in defective packaging. Too much oxygen was being let in, causing polyethylene—or plastic—inserts in the implants to deteriorate. The defective vacuum sealed bags were not to safety standards and are the cause of injury to patients often leading to revision surgery.Exactech Joint Replacement Lawsuits
If you have had a knee, hip, or ankle replacement you should immediately contact your doctor to find out if they implanted an Exactech joint. You should also receive a letter from Exactech and/or your doctor regarding the recall if so. If you have one of the following, we may be able to help:
- Optetrak Total Knee Replacement
- Optetrak Partial Knee Replacement
- Optetrak Logic Knee Replacement
- Truliant Knee Replacement
- Vantage Ankle Replacement
- MCS Hip
- Novation Hip
- Acumatch Hip
- Connexion GXL liner for Hip Replacements
The following are potential symptoms or outcomes of defective Exactech joint implants:
- New or worsening ankle swelling
- New or worsening knee swelling
- Pain while walking
- Inability to bear weight
- Grinding or other noise in the knee, hip, or ankle
- Clicking in your knee, hip, or ankle
- Revision surgery
Exactech is making attempts to direct those injured by their negligence into small settlements through a third-party, Broadspire. Their recall website directs patients to contact Broadspire to make a claim and request reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses. They will not pay you for any of your pain and suffering or any future medical expenses. They won’t even replace the failed implant. Should you decide to make a claim with Broadspire you may be waiving your right to file a lawsuit against Exactech!
It is important that you speak with our legal team if you feel that you have been affected by this recall before speaking with any one of Exactech or Broadspire’s representatives so that we may evaluate whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. You do not want to limit your right to recovery, and it never costs anything to speak with our team about your potential claims.
There have not been any jury verdicts or settlements related to the Exactech lawsuits yet.Call the Neumann Law Group Exactech Joint Implant Attorneys