Exactech® Lawsuits for Hip, Knee, and Ankle Replacement Devices

Gainesville, Florida Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys Whittel & Melton

Exactech© knee, ankle, and hip replacement devices have been recalled for various possible health risks as these devices can fail prematurely, resulting in the need for potential revision surgeries.

If you or a family member has suffered from adverse side effects as a result of an Exactech© knee, ankle, or hip implant, call our Gainesville, Florida Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys at Whittel & Melton now at 352-264-7800 or contact us online for a completely free and confidential consultation.

Gainesville, Florida Exactech Lawsuit Attorneys Whittel & Melton

Exactech© Ankle, Hip, & Knee Replacements Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of numerous Exactech© knee and ankle replacements in August 2021 due to the potential for premature wear and tear in their polyethylene inserts, which could lead to health risks and possible require corrective surgery. These knee and ankle arthroplasty inserts have been around since 2004 and have been used in over 140,000 ankle and knee replacement surgeries.

All inserts made after 2004 had issues with their vacuum-sealed packaging, making these devices susceptible to oxidation, and fast-tracking their shelf life.

Exactech© then expanded its recall to include various orthopedic hip-implant components due to similar issues with their previously recalled knee and ankle devices.

October 2022 – UPDATE

Exactech© has recalled about 200,000 ankle, hip, and knee prosthetics since the initial recall in August 2021.

In October, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has decided to consolidate at least 75 lawsuits against Exactech© for those who have had recalled implants fail prematurely, resulting in revision surgery. The JPML assigned all lawsuits to U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Brooklyn-based Eastern District of New York – where about one-third of lawsuits against Exactech© have been filed so far.

Recalled Exactech© Products

  • Optetrak© All-polyethylene CR Tibial Components
  • Optetrak© All-polyethylene PS Tibial Components
  • Optetrak© CR Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak© CR Slope Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak© PS Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak© HI-FLEX© PS Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© CR Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© CR Slope Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© CRC Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© PS Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© PSC Tibial Inserts
  • Optetrak Logic© CC Tibial Inserts
  • Truliant© CR Tibial Inserts
  • Truliant© CR Slope Tibial Inserts
  • Truliant© CRC Tibial Inserts
  • Truliant© PS Tibial Inserts
  • Truliant© PSC Tibial Inserts
  • Vantage© Fixed-Bearing Liner Component
  • Exactech© Acumatch©
  • Exactech© MCS©
  • Exactech© Novation©

Complications From Exactech© Implant Failures

There have been several health issues associated with the recalled Exactech© implants, most leading to the need for corrective surgery.

The list of potential side effects include:

  • Recurring dislocations
  • Worsening pain, even with medication
  • Clicking or popping sounds
  • Difficulty rising or standing from a seated position
  • Difficulty walking up and down stairs
  • Pain or discomfort interfering with sleep
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Not able to bear weight on knee, ankle, or hip
  • Weakness in the ankle, hip, or knee
  • Bone degeneration or osteolysis
  • Decreased joint function
  • Persistent swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Less mobility

Who Can File a Lawsuit Against Exactech©?

You or a loved one may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Exactech© if you have an Exactech© ankle, knee, or hip implant and suffered complications from the implant and now require revision surgery or have already had a revision surgery completed.

Our Gainesville, Florida Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you understand how to file a lawsuit now that cases have been consolidated to the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Call us now at 352-264-7800 or contact us online to learn more about how we can begin helping with your case.

Getting Started With an Exactech© Recall Lawsuit

Our Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can handle every detail of your claim, so that you can focus on getting your health back on track. Every case is different, but we will start with a free consultation to determine if your case merits legal action. Once we have established this, then we can start gathering pertinent evidence to back up your claims and build the strongest possible case.

Exactech© Lawsuit FAQs

What is Exactech©?

Exactech© is a global medical device company founded in 1985 that is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. Exactech© specializes in orthopedic implants like knee, hip, and ankle replacements.

How Much Does an Exactech© Hip, Ankle, or Knee Replacement Lawsuit Cost?

Our Gainesville, Florida Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys at Whittel & Melton work on a contingency basis, so we only get paid if we can secure a financial award on your behalf. You will not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees to work with us on your Exactech© lawsuit.

What Should I Do if I Have a Recalled Exactech© Implant?

If you are a patient with a recalled Exactech© ankle, hip, or knee implant, then you should contact your medical provider immediately for what to do. If you have suffered any health complications, then you need to seek legal guidance right away.

How much is an Exactech© Hip, Knee, or Ankle Replacement Lawsuit Worth?

The value of these types of cases can vary, and it is difficult to place an exact dollar amount on what your specific case is worth as there are many variables, such as the severity of injury, cost of medical bills, lost income, etc. Without knowing more details, there is no way for us to throw out a specific number of what your case is worth. It is also worth mentioning that we cannot guarantee results.

Contact Gainesville, Florida Exactech© Lawsuit Attorneys Whittel & Melton for a Free Case Review Now – 352-264-7800

If you received a defective Exactech© hip, knee, or ankle replacement, then do not wait in seeking legal counsel. Call us now at 352-264-7800 or contact us online 24/7 for a free case evaluation. We can meet with you for free and discuss all your legal options.

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