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Do You Qualify For The Exactech Recall Lawsuit?

Sep 13, 2022
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.
Do You Qualify For The Exactech Recall Lawsuit_

Are you among the thousands of Americans who are entitled to claim compensation from orthopedic implants manufacturer Exactech? If you have received one of the implants that have been identified as defective, there is a very good chance that Exactech owes you compensation. Here is what you need to know. About the recall lawsuit.

Who Is Affected By The Exactech Recall?

If you received a total knee or total ankle replacement at any time since 2010, with the Exactech implants listed below, you might be affected by the recall, and you may be entitled to compensation. To find out, you should first contact your physician or surgeon to see if your device is affected by the recall. If it is, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. 

What Implants Are Impacted By The Exactech Recall?

Several of Exactech’s most widely used knee and ankle implants were impacted by the recall. They include:

  • OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene Tibial Components
  • OPTETRAK® Tibial Inserts
  • OPTETRAK Logic® Tibial Inserts
  • TRULIANT® Tibial Inserts
  • VANTAGE® Fixed-Bearing Liner Component

The recall extends to all knee and ankle arthroplasty inserts packaged in non-compliant vacuum bags (regardless of label or shelf life). The reason for the recall was that the non-compliant packaging of the devices could lead to product failure, resulting in further injury and the need for revision surgery.

What Exactly Is Wrong With These Implants?

Exactech found that one of the packaging layers for the polyethylene inserts used in knee and ankle replacements did not conform to specifications. As a result, the devices are not thoroughly protected and oxygen could diffuse into the insert while it is on the shelf. As a result, the lifespan of the implants might be reduced, meaning they will deteriorate and need to be replaced sooner than expected. It is best to consult your surgeon as soon as possible to assess the state of your implants, especially if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Ankle swelling – either new or worsened
  • New or worsening knee swelling
  • Pain while walking
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Grinding or clicking in the knee or ankle
  • Instability

Do I Qualify For The Exactech Recall Lawsuit?

If you have received any of the implants listed above since 2010, and your surgeon or physician has advised you that your implant is at risk of early failure, you have a strong case for joining the Exactech recall lawsuit. The best thing to do, once you have consulted a medical practitioner, is to book a consultation with an Exactech recall lawyer. Once you have discussed the details of your case, your lawyer will tell whether you qualify to file a suit.

How Can Shamis & Gentile Help Me If I Purchased An Exactech Device?

Shamis & Gentile, P.A., provides outstanding legal services in Florida and New York. We distinguish ourselves because of our experience and resources, which we combine to handle any kind of case involving personal injury, personal injury protection, class actions/mass tort, and contract disputes. When you bring your case to Shamis & Gentile, you will always work with a seasoned attorney who has an excellent track record. We are progressive and trusted within the legal community, and we are often called upon to settle cases that other law firms may not be able to handle on their own. We have dealt with numerous clients who are bringing cases against Exactech as a result of the product recall. We understand the factors at play and will be able to help you file your suit and seek the compensation you deserve. Contact us for more information or to book a consultation with an Exactech recall lawyer.

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