Helping Hip/Knee/Ankle Replacement Patients with Defective Implants

Helping Hip/Knee/Ankle Replacement Patients with Defective Implants

If you received a partial or total hip, knee, or ankle replacement manufactured by Exactech, Inc. you may be part of a nationwide recall due to the potential failure of one of its components. Slack Davis Sanger would like to help you. Our attorneys are currently reviewing claims on behalf of patients of hip, knee, and ankle replacement who may have had medical conditions or revision surgery due to the failure of certain component parts. If you have an Exactech hip, knee or ankle implant, you may have a right to compensation.

We are here to help you get compensation if:

  • You received a Optetrack Partial Knee Replacement, or an Optetrack Optetrack Logic, or Truliant Total Knee Replacement.
  • You received a Vantage Total Ankle Replacement.
  • You received a recall letter from Exactech, Inc. regarding your implant.
  • You have have experienced unusual pain or problems with your hip, ankle or knee replacement.

Partner John Davis and his team are ready to help you explore your best options.

What is wrong with Exactech knee, and ankle implants?

Exactech, Inc. produces polyethylene plastic inserts used in Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, Truliant, and Vantage knee and ankle replacement systems, as well as many hip replacement systems. These polyethylene inserts fit between the metal components in hip, knee, and ankle replacements to provide cushioning. They were recalled due to their packaging which allowed them to be exposed to oxygen, causing them to degrade, leading to early device failure.

How can these defective implants affect patients?

People who have had hip, ankle, or knee implants that are included in the recall may experience accelerated wear on their implants. This wear can cause joint swelling, pain, grinding, and other physical problems. Patients with recalled implants may also suffer from bone loss in their joint and/or the implant components cracking or fracturing. Failure of the joint replacement can cause pain, as well as instability in the joint which may lead to further injury. These defective implants may require surgery for correction.

What does a Class 2 Recall mean?

Exactech, Inc. currently has two recalls filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. On June 29, 2021, Exactech issued a Class 2 Device Recall of their Connexion GXL polyethylene liners used in various hip implants. In February 2022, Exactech issued a recall for polyethylene liners used in their Optetrak, Optetrak Logic, and Truliant Knee Replacement Systems, or Vantage Ankle Replacement Systems. A Class 2 recall indicates a situation in which the use or exposure to the medical device may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.  While the probability of serious health consequences is considered remote by the FDA, the defects in this recalled product can cause a joint replacement to fail, requiring revision surgery.

How can implant patients can seek compensation for injury and medical costs?

If you have or think you might have a knee, ankle or hip implant affected by this recall, you should take action immediately. You could be eligible to file a claim or join an existing lawsuit.

Slack Davis Sanger has experience in medical recall cases and is here to help you. We take all cases on contingency, so it costs you nothing to work with us on your claim. We can help you seek damages related to:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to your implant
  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

At Slack Davis Sanger, we want to help joint replacement patients get the relief they need. To speak with an experienced Texas injury lawyer about a potential lawsuit against Exactech, please call 800-455-8686 or fill out our contact form. We maintain offices in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth for your convenience, and represent clients throughout the country.

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