Exactech® makes joint implants that are surgically attached to patients’ hips, knees, and ankles to improve their mobility. However, it’s now clear that these devices are linked to very serious health problems.
Unfortunately, the plastic linings of these devices can deteriorate sooner than intended because of oxidation. That deterioration can present many health risks to patients, including:
- Osteolysis (bone death)
- Bone and tissue loss
- Impaired mobility
As many patients with Exactech implants deal with these effects, lawsuits against the manufacturer are mounting. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms after receiving an Exactech joint implant, contact the California Exactech lawsuit attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation about the potential of your case.
Potential Damages in Exactech Injury Cases
Defective joint implants often require revision surgeries to alleviate patients’ injuries, which means they face significant medical expenses, lost wages, and risk of disability. These costs, along with the pain and suffering patients have endured, make up the damages they can seek in their legal claims for compensation.
Exactech® Has Recalled Tens of Thousands of Defective Implants
In August 2021, Exactech® first recalled hip, knee, and ankle devices that had been surgically implanted in more than 60,000 patients.
On February 7, 2022, Exactech® notified orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. that it was recalling more than 100,000 knee implants that had been implanted in patients dating back to 2004.
Now, the recall includes several product lines from the company, including:
- Exactech Optetrak®
- Exactech Truliant®
- Exactech Optetrak Logic®
- Exactech Connexion GXL®
- Exactech Vantage®
If you’ve received a hip, knee, or ankle implant, it’s possible you aren’t aware of its exact make or model.
To determine whether your implant has been recalled, contact the healthcare provider who implanted the device and ask for details about it. If your implant was recalled and you’re now experiencing side effects, consider pursuing compensation for the many costs you’ll face.
Contact Us Today to Speak to Our Exactech Lawsuit Attorneys
If you suffered complications after receiving a joint implant or needed revision surgery soon afterward, you might have received a recalled Exactech® implant. Berg Injury Lawyers is working hard to help victims of these defective implants get the compensation they’re owed.
Contact our California Exactech lawsuit attorneys today for a free, no-obligation consultation.