The Ruth Law Team of personal injury professionals wants you to have the most current and accurate information about the Exactech knee and ankle replacement devices so you can obtain the medical care needed to correct harm that may have been caused by them.
If you had surgery to replace a knee, hip, or ankle a recall by Exactech Inc., may affect you. This recall involves the polyethylene inserts used in its hip, ankle, and knee replacement systems. The liner in these implants were improperly stored, leading to oxidation prior to implant. The recall affects certain people who received an Exactech total knee, hip, or ankle replacement from 2004 to 2022.
Exactech, headquarted in Gainesville, FL, issued a recall letter to surgeons in February 2022. The letter advised surgeons that defective packing of the plastic inserts used to cushion the joint in the Exactech knee and ankle replacements caused the plastic components to be subjected to oxidation. Exactech discovered this causes premature wear of the polyethylene components. Additionally, it could cause the devices to fail after they were implanted.
Prior, Exactech issued a letter to surgeons to advise of premature device failure with the Connexion GXL liner used in hip replacements. Surgeons have been warning and will continue to notify patients if their device has been recalled. If you have received a recall letter, please call us at (888) 783-8378 to speak to a legal professional.
The Ruth Law Team of personal injury professionals wants you to have the most current and accurate information about the Exactech hip, knee, and ankle replacement devices. This is important so you can obtain the medical care needed to correct harm they caused. We also want you to be aware you may be entitled to compensation. This is particularly important in the event you need to have or have had revision surgery. The Ruth Law Team is here to fight for you. Our clients do not deserve the pain this defective device has caused for almost two decades.
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The first notification of an issue with premature polyethylene wear was in June 2021 when Exactech issued a recall of the plastic components used in its hip replacement devices. According to the recall notice issued by the company, deterioration of the polyethylene components caused implant failures of its hip replacement devices.
A recall notice issued by Exactech on February 7, 2022, for its total knee and ankle devices referenced early deterioration of the polyethylene components as causing patients to undergo earlier than anticipated revision surgery. This issue was identical to the one that compelled the company to recall its hip replacement devices eight months earlier.
If you have not received an Exactech knee and ankle replacement recall notice, contact your surgeon. Your knee, hip, or ankle device may be included in the recall. Only surgeons received the February 7, 2022, Class II recall notice from the company. Thus, you likely did not receive a letter directly from Exactech. The Food and Drug Administration’s letter did not directly send a letter to patients with a recalled device.
Instead, the letter instructed surgeons, hospitals and health care providers to discontinue use of the devices for any upcoming surgical procedures. Exactech suggested that the surgeons and other health care professionals use their own version of a sample letter provided by the company to notify patients who received the devices between 2004 and 2022.
The Exactech knee and ankle replacement attorneys of The Ruth Law Team want to make certain that you know about this recall. You have important legal rights. Don’t wait; take immediate action to protect these rights. We can help you to determine if the replacement knee or ankle that you received was one of the recalled devices. Our attorneys can also determine if you may be eligible for compensation for harm it may have caused. Contact us at (888) 783-8378 to see if you qualify. We serve clients throughout the state of Florida, however, many of our clients live in other states. Regardless of your location, our attorneys are standing by to help.
Instead of relying on an administrator chosen by the company that made the defective device to look out for your legal rights, a better approach is to contact a member of The Ruth Law Team. Our team has experience as a nationwide law firm of aggressively pursuing claims against companies, such as Exactech, that produce and sell products that cause harm and injuries. We work for you.
If you believe you have a claim against Exactech, we offer a free consultation and review of your claim. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us today at (888) 783-8378.
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