Exactech Medical Device Injury Lawyer
Florida Defective Medical Device Lawyers Representing Plaintiffs in Exactech Hip, Knee, and Ankle Claims
If you received an Exactech hip, knee, or ankle replacement device, it is important to know that these dangerous devices are causing serious patient injuries, and you could be eligible to file a claim. Many patients who have received these medical devices have experienced harm that has required revision surgeries, leading to more pain and suffering in addition to added costs and risks associated with another surgical procedure.
When a patient receives a medical device, that patient should never have to worry that a defect in the device will result in a serious injury. Yet much too often, defective medical devices cause serious and even fatal injuries. Our Florida Exactech defective medical device lawyers can provide you with more information about filing a claim.
Exactech Defective Medical Devices for Knees, Ankles, and Hips in Florida
Exatech has issued product recalls for certain knee, ankle, and hip replacement or implant devices due to defects that can result in patient harm. These devices can contain polyethylene inserts that degrade too quickly and require revision surgeries, and some of the hip replacement devices also wear out too quickly and lead to injuries for patients who have received the devices. The following are the types of devices that have been subject to the recalls:
- Knee replacement devices containing a defective Exactech polyethylene liner, which can allow oxidation to occur as a result of the defect, and lead to damage and wear much more quickly than expected;
- Ankle replacement devices containing a defective Exactech polyethylene liner, which can allow oxidation to occur as a result of the defect, and lead to damage and wear much more quickly than expected; and
- Hip replacement devices containing the defective Connexion GXl acetabular liner, which can result in “early linear and volumetric wear” that ultimately leads to a condition known as proximal femoral and acetabular osteolysis.
Injuries Resulting from Defective Exactech Devices
How can you know if you may be eligible to file a claim? Patients may experience symptoms such as:
- Pain while walking or sitting, including both sharp pain and dull aching;
- Tenderness in the area where the device was implanted;
- Mobility problems;
- Synovitis diagnosis;
- Osteolysis, or bone loss diagnosis; and/or
- Required revision surgery.
Exactech reports that more than 150,000 devices have been implanted in patients since 2004, and as recently as 2022. Whether you are experiencing new pain or your pain is worsening in the area of your hip, knee, or ankle replacement, or you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions associated with a defective device, you could be eligible to file a product liability lawsuit against Exactech in order to seek compensation. One of our Florida defective medical device lawyers can assess your case for you today.
Contact a Florida Exactech Defective Medical Device Attorney
Whether you currently have an Exactech medical device or a loved one has received one of these implants, you should seek advice from a Florida defective medical device lawyer about filing a product liability lawsuit or joining a mass tort litigation claim. An aggressive injury lawyer at our firm can speak with you today. Contact Leifer & Ramirez to learn more about the services we provide to clients in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.