Exactech Hip and Knee Recall Replacement - What You Need To Know
Recently, in February 2022, a medical device manufacturer Exactech recalled thousands of knee and ankle replacement devices that were implanted into patients between the years of 2004 and 2022. This recall was due to insufficient packaging that failed to protect the parts from oxygen before implantation during surgery. This defect has led to serious injury and complications for many patients. Oxidation can cause the inserts to significantly degrade over time, leaving patients in pain and facing future surgeries alone and in fear.
At Justice Pays we realize the severity of this situation. Our law firm has decades of experience representing clients for all kinds of injuries including defective medical devices. As a local law firm serving Sarasota, Manatee, and all of southwest Florida, we are here to answer any questions you might have about your rights as a patient and the legal options available to you.
Understanding Why Exactech Recalled its Implant Devices
Exactech is a medical device company that develops the latest in orthopedic implants which include knee and hip devices currently used by surgeons. As of February 2022, this company has recalled these types of devices that have been implanted into patients between 2004 and 2022.
Due to a packaging failure, the implants were in contact with oxygen prior to being implanted into the body. The packaging layers for the plastic inserts in this recall were found to have allowed airflow prior to being inserted which causes oxidation and premature wear of the device. The components that were manufactured over the last 8 years were missing a barrier layer that contained a layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol. This has left many patients wondering what to do and what actions they need to take to determine if this recall has affected them. At Justice Pays we can assist you in finding the answers to the legal questions that you might have concerning these Exactech devices.
If You Have Experienced Pain and Other Complications Contact Justice Pays
Exposure to these devices has caused patients to experience knee implant failure. Exactech has communicated adverse complications from these devices including device failure, and also pain and knee complications. Patients who have these devices are advised to contact their healthcare providers as soon as possible to receive treatment options. Patients may experience:
• Overall Instability
• Grinding or Clicking
• Inability to bear weight on your implant
• Pain when walking
• Knee Swelling
Legal Options Through Justice Pays for Exactech Device Recall
If you have one of these implant devices you may need revision surgery. If you or a loved one has an Exactech device contact one of our lawyers at Justice Pays to help you determine if you qualify for legal compensation. If you have suffered an injury due to a complication from an Exactech device you may file a lawsuit against this manufacturer and recover compensation for your injury.
You will work alongside one of our experienced attorneys who handle medical litigation today. Your lawyer can assist you with navigating the legal process to help you build a strong case against Exactech.
Important Facts Concerning Exactech Devices
• Since 2004 Exactech has recalled All Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, and Truliant Knee Implant Devices
• This Recall Began in 2021 For Exactech Knee Replacements
• Exactech Knew About Concerns With Its Devices From 2017
• This Approval Was Issued Through The FDA(K) Fast -Track Approval Process
• Patients May Be Able To Obtain Financial Compensation By Participating In A Lawsuit by Contacting Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh
In this medical device lawsuit with Exactech, you may be able to recover damages for your pain or injuries.
Medical expenses: To recover compensation for medical treatment for your injuries, or ongoing hospital stay, surgeries or ongoing care.
Lost Wages: If you have been prevented from earning wages you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury attorney.
Pain and Suffering: You can be compensated for emotional suffering, diminished quality of life, and physical pain that this defective device has caused you.
Punitive Damages: The court may award punitive damages for your pain and suffering due to the manufacturer's negligence.
In addition to Exactech recalling its defective knee and ankle devices, this company is also facing litigation related to its hip and ankle replacement devices also. Exactech has sold these devices to healthcare providers throughout the country and must now protect their mistakes. If you have experienced hip complications you should:
Collect Records Related To Device Malfunction-
Collect any records you have related to your device replacement. This includes records from your replacement surgery, revision surgery, employment records if you have missed work, or any other relevant documentation you may have.
Follow Doctors Orders-
Continue to follow your doctor's advice. This includes whether to undergo revision surgery.
Schedule A Free Consultation with an Attorney At Justice Pays-
Find out if you have a claim against Exactech. At Justice Pays we have a team of lawyers who can handle your defective medical device claim and we can recover compensation on your behalf.
Will I Need My Exactech Implant Replaced?
A majority of Exactech implants will need to be replaced. If you have one of these devices you should contact a doctor to determine whether you should have it replaced. You may need revisitation surgery performed. Your doctor may recommend that you wait before making a decision. It is likely that due to the oxidation of the implant, it will degrade over time leading to the implant's necessary replacement.
Did My Doctor Recieve A Recall Letter From Exactech?
Exactech has sent letters to doctors within the month of February 2022. The letters warned doctors of the problems with Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, and Truliant knee replacement devices. Prior to this date, there was no warning that there were any issues with these devices.
You Have Four Years To File A Lawsuit
Patients who have received a defective device have a time period of four years to file a lawsuit against Exactech. This period begins from the date the patient has learned that they have a claim against the company for a defective device.
How Much Money Can Be Recovered From Exactech?
The average settlement can be anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000. Your claim could be more or less depending on your financial and non-financial costs. Patients can also sue to recover the current and future costs they have incurred.
Contact Justice Pays For A Free Consultation Today
If you have been affected by the Exactech hip and knee replacement recall the first thing you should do is speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you in navigating the legal process and ensure your legal rights.
Your lawyer will work with you to gather necessary legal casework against this manufacturer. This will include medical records, testimony, and other evidence that demonstrates your injury and its effects on your way of life.