Exactech Knee, Ankle & Hip

Exactech Recall Lawsuit

Massive Recall for Knee, Ankle, and Hip Replacement Devices

Kwartler Manus, LLC is available to represent you in an individual recall lawsuit in Philadelphia. Our team can help you understand your legal options in the case of the mass Exactech recall for knee, ankle, and hip replacements. The company expanded a prior recall of knee and ankle replacement implants on February 7, 2022, which now includes hip replacement devices too.

With 40 years of combined experience, Kwartler Manus offers quality counsel so you can decide what legal recourse fits your needs and goals. We have helped many clients with mass tort cases get appropriate compensation. In addition to our team in Philadelphia, we also have offices in Pittsburgh and Allentown in Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, NJ.

Contact Kwartler Manus, LLC today at (267) 214-8608 to learn about your legal options regarding the Exactech mass recall of knee, ankle, and hip replacement devices.

Why Did This Recall Happen?

Exactech knee, ankle, and hips replacements have shown an increased need for revision and a significant number of early failures due to polyethylene, the plastic used in the devices.

In the letter Exactech sent to surgeons performing implant procedures, the company stated that the vacuum bags protecting their joint replacements since 2004 were non-conforming. The devices lack a secondary protective barrier that causes higher oxidation levels in the implants.

The defective devices can lead to the following:

  • Increased revision rates
  • Faster and more extensive plastic wear
  • Implant component cracking
  • Osteolysis (bone loss)

Affected Exactech Devices

Exactech is recalling the following medical devices:

  • Optetrak: available since 1994
  • Optetrak Logic: available since 2009
  • Truliant Tibial Inserts: available since 2017
  • Vantage Total Ankle System: available since 2016
  • Connexion GXL Acetabular Liner: available since 2005

The polyethylene of those joint replacements can cause a broad range of complications as it wears. This may lead to instability, loss of balance, and inability to bear weight on the leg(s) on which you received treatment. It may also cause new or increased pain, swelling, and bone loss. No matter what your current symptoms or the condition of your devices are, you will likely require a revision surgery.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Legal Options

You may have received a letter from Exactech to inform you that your joint replacement is part of the massive recall. If you have not received a note from the company and are unsure whether your Exactech implant is affected, we recommend that you obtain a copy of your medical records or reach out to your orthopedic surgeon. This way you can learn about your type of implant and also get its serial number.

No matter your situation regarding your Exactech device, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our lawyers to discuss your legal options. Exactech has created a web page to allow you to make a claim and seek reimbursement of your out-of-pocket costs for damages directly associated with any of their recalled knee, ankle, and hip replacements. Please note that if you decide to go this route, you may waive your right to file an individual liability lawsuit against Exactech.

At Kwartler Manus, LLC, our personal injury attorneys believe you should get greater compensation for issues caused by this recall. Reviewing what the Exactech claim entails and what compensation you could be eligible for with an individual recall lawsuit can help you make an informed decision.

Schedule a free consultation with our Kwartler Manus, LLClawyers, by calling us at (267) 214-8608 or using our online form.

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