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Exactech Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Exactech Knee Replacement Lawsuit. If you received a full or partial knee replacement using a polyethylene knee insert made by the company Exactech, you could be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the company and secure compensation for the damages you have suffered. Learn more about the lawsuit and if you might be eligible by speaking to a dedicated Exactech knee replacement lawyer now at (314) 500-HURT or online.
Burger Law represents clients who have had Exactech knee implants placed in them that fail too early and protects victims of defective medical devices across the country. Exactech's knee replacement products are defective and not designed well. They have polyethylene inserts that wear too early causing pain, failure of the device and need for revision surgery. We have successfully made these claims before for clients and want to help more recipients of the Exactech knee implants make claims. If you have had an Exactech knee implant and are having problems, it has failed and/or you have had a revision surgery and it has been taken out, please call us at (314) 500-HURT, fill out our contact form or email us at email@example.com.
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File an Exactech Knee Replacement Lawsuit
While Exactech has announced that the company will issue refunds to customers who received a defective product, this does nothing to address the damages you have suffered as a result of the defective knee insert. While no amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering and other losses you have faced as a result of a defective knee replacement, a full and fair financial recovery can help restore you and allow you to move forward in your physical and emotional recovery. Hire Burger Law's product liability lawyers to fight for you and demand the full compensation you deserve. For the best chance of maximizing your recovery, speak to an Exactech knee replacement lawsuit lawyer today.
About the Exactech Polyethylene Knee Replacement Recall
Exactech Pte Ltd, a company that manufactures implants and joint replacement technologies, issued a nationwide recall in February 2022 for their polyethylene inserts, which were found to fail early. The recall applies primarily to Exactech knee inserts used for partial and total knee replacement surgeries — products that have been on the US market since as early as 1994. IN August 2021, the company announced a recall of all of its knee arthroplasty inserts.
The recalled product, Exactech Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) knee inserts, are labeled with an 8-year shelf life. However, reports from customers who have received knee replacements using Exactech's polyethylene knee inserts found the product to be defective and prone to rapid degradation, leading to failure, increased risk of additional knee damage and other health complications.
Recalled Exactech Products
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Why are Exactech's Knee Inserts Being Recalled? | Exactech Knee Replacement Lawyers
The defective product in Exactech's recalled knee inserts was packaged in vacuum-sealed bags but did not contain a necessary second barrier layer of Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH) as Exactech claimed to have used on the product drawing. The second barrier layer would have increased oxygen resistance and protected the knee inserts from premature failure.
Instead, because Exactech failed to include the second layer in their polyethylene knee insert products, there is a higher risk of oxygen leaking into the polyethylene inserts. The presence of oxygen in the polyethylene inserts introduces a reaction known as oxidization. Oxidized polyethylene can degrade more quickly than normal, ultimately leading to damage to the patient's body including bone loss or component fatigue cracking. These complications result in premature knee replacement failure, often requiring the patient to undergo additional surgery.
Am I Eligible for a Product Liability Lawsuit for my Exactech Knee Replacement?
Your Exactech knee may have a defective polyethylene insert if you have experienced pain, swelling, inability to bear weight, grinding or other noise, instability or any symptoms of clicking in your knee.
With nearly 150,000 of the recently recalled Exactech polyethylene products having been used in patients in the United States, this defective product has harmed many knee replacement patients. If you received an Exactech knee insert or total knee replacement surgery and have experienced negative side effects, you might be eligible for compensation. Our knowledgeable and dedicated product liability lawyers will fight for your recovery. Learn more about whether you are eligible to join an Exactech lawsuit by speaking to one of our lawyers now at (314) 500-HURT. We will discuss your case with you for free and help you determine whether you have a claim against Exactech.
To file a suit against Exactech for a recalled polyethylene knee insert, you must have been harmed by the product. Call a Burger Law defective products attorney immediately if you believe you are symptomatic. When knee replacements go wrong, it can cause a variety of painful symptoms, including:
Exactech Defective Polyethylene Knee Insert Symptoms
- New or worsening swelling at or near the knee
- Pain while walking
- Inability to bear weight
- Grinding or other noise
- Instability or loosening
- Any new symptoms of clicking in your knee
Problems Caused By Exactech's Recalled Polyethylene Knee Inserts
- Bone loss
- Accelerated wear
- Component fatigue
- Component fracture or cracking that will require revision surgery to correct
Visit your physician as soon as possible if you have an Exactech knee replacement. They will help you understand your symptoms, identify any damage and determine what medical care you need to correct the problems caused by the recalled knee inserts.
If your doctor has diagnosed you with any of the problems or conditions listed above or has identified any complications related to your Exactech knee insert, contact Burger Law's defective product lawyers immediately at (314) 500-HURT or online.
How can I find out what brand of knee replacement I have?
There are a few ways to do this, but the most reliable way is to contact the facility that performed the procedure. Specifically, you’re going to want to talk to their medical records department.
Obtain a copy of your Surgery Operative Report and Discharge Records. These should contain the exact brand and model of the knee replacement. These are records that the facility are required to keep, so if they are hesitant to release the information, keep pressing them.
You are entitled to this information by law; specifically per the HIPAA Right of Access. For more information on what HIPAA guarantees, you can visit their website.
If, for whatever reason, you are unable to obtain this information directly from the facility you used, your Primary Care Physician should also be able to obtain this information for you.
Burger Law Product Liability Firm: Your Exactech Knee Replacement Lawyers
Why choose Burger Law's product liability lawyers for your Exactech knee replacement lawsuit? Our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of the vulnerable and protecting consumers from the harms of defective products. We will demand and help you recover full financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses related to knee revision surgery and lost wages.
Our product liability lawyers never stop fighting until our clients are paid in full. We stay up-to-date on the Consumer Product Safety Commision and are always honing our trial skills. As effective litigators with unrivaled negotiation skills, we are often able to settle claims for our clients out of court. But when the insurance company or defective product manufacturer refuses to take responsibility and treat its victims fairly, Burger Law's product liability lawyers take your fight all the way to trial, exercising our unrivaled abilities as trial lawyers.
- Our lawyers can travel to you to discuss your case
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- Regardless of the accident, we can handle your claim
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Burger Law stands up against bullies and fights for the vulnerable. If you have been harmed by a defective knee replacement after undergoing a surgery that should have made your life easier but instead has caused you more pain and difficulties, our fierce attorneys will fight ferociously for your recovery. We have helped our clients recover more than $170 million in verdicts and settlements and will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Hear our past clients' stories now, learn more about Burger Law or call us now at (314) 500-HURT.