Exactech has voluntarily recalled polyethylene inserts, used in all its knee, ankle, and hip replacement implant systems made after 2004. The affected products were marketed and sold as:
The recall was initiated on August 31, 2021, then updated in 2022 after discovering that 80% of their polyethylene inserts were improperly packaged. As a result, the devices were prematurely exposed to oxygen, leading them to wear out prematurely and cause complications when implanted.
Patients implanted with a recalled Exactech ankle, knee, or hip device that caused complications are filing lawsuits. Injuries from degraded inserts and liners include:
If you believe you have a claim against Exactech after a hip, knee, or ankle replacement, contact an experienced San Diego Exactech Recall Lawyer as soon as possible. Exactech lawsuits are currently being consolidated into MDLs (multidistrict litigation). An MDL is a type of mass tort lawsuit, different from a class action lawsuit. In an MDL, claims are combined to expedite the process, but cases are still decided individually.
There are no Exactech lawsuit settlements or verdicts as of yet, as litigation is still in the early stages. However, victims have the right to recover the following types of compensation:
Compensation that reimburses actual financial losses. Some examples include:
Compensation for subjective or personal losses, which makes them much more challenging to prove. For instance:
This is not an exhaustive list, as the types of losses victims, the experience will vary by case.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications after undergoing an ankle, knee, or hip surgery with Exactech implants, contact CaseyGerry. Arrange a free consultation with our San Diego Exactech Recall Lawyer to discuss your options for obtaining compensation. Call (619) 639-9673 or send us a message online today.
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