Total knee replacement surgeries are increasingly common and are used when the cartilage and bones of the knee joint wear down to the point that mobility is negatively impacted. A person who is in need of a total knee replacement may have increasingly severe pain in the joint or experience a greatly limited range of motion in the joint. Exactech is a manufacturer of knee replacement devices that are implanted during these surgeries. These devices replace the natural parts of the body that form the modified hinge joint of the knee when those natural parts have become too worn.
Knee replacement devices manufactured by Exactech have come under scrutiny because of reports that the devices become loose from the bones to which they are attached. This has caused some patients with Exactech devices to experience joint instability, pain, and infection. If you received an Exactech knee replacement device as part of a total knee replacement surgery, learn about your legal rights and how Parker Waichman LLP can help you protect them in an Exactech knee lawsuit.
Important Facts About Exactech Knee Replacement Devices
Total knee replacement surgeries generally enjoy a high success rate, and the knee replacement devices used can last for twenty years or more before they need to be replaced. These devices are made out of plastic or metal and are anchored to the bones in the knee joint. Some of the problems that people have reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about Exactech knee replacement devices include:
- The device becoming loose from where it was anchored or no longer securely attached
- The materials used in manufacturing the device beginning to deteriorate, causing minuscule but potentially harmful particles to float loose in the body
- Other potential design and/or manufacturing defects that render these devices unsuited for use by patients and doctors
Parker Waichman LLP strongly believes that medical devices such as Exactech’s should be constructed with safety and longevity in mind. Exactech’s knee replacement devices do not pass this test, putting patients’ health and safety at risk. These risks and injuries are what led to an Exactech knee recall and class action lawsuits.
Further investigation into a person’s Exactech knee replacement may reveal that one or more preventable defects are to blame for the problems the person is experiencing with his or her Exactech knee replacement device. If this is the case, and the defect(s) to blame could or should have been detected and prevented, then Exactech may be legally responsible to pay the injured patient compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses and losses associated with the Exactech Optetrak knee system along with intangible costs like pain that the patient experienced because of the defective device.
You May Have a Right to Compensation Through An Exactech Injury Lawsuit
When your Exactech knee replacement device fails, you are going to need to take steps to address the matter quickly. You will likely need to return to your doctor or surgeon for follow-up tests and, potentially, additional surgery. If an infection developed at the implantation site, you may be placed on a course of prescription antibiotics for weeks or longer. You may miss time from work in order to keep medical appointments and to recover from any additional procedures you needed to undergo. All of this costs time and money.
An injury lawsuit’s main purpose is to compensate you for these and other losses such as:
- Missed opportunities for promotions or increases in pay at work due to time missed from work or inability to take on additional jobs
- Pain and suffering you experience because of the defective device and because of additional procedures you need to undergo
- Loss of enjoyment of life if you cannot do the hobbies and activities you were accustomed to doing before you had the defective knee replacement device implanted
- Other losses, expenses, and costs you experienced from an Exactech knee recall or device failure
Parker Waichman LLP is committed to helping you recover the maximum amount of compensation as possible in your case as quickly as possible. Speak to us today about what our firm can do to help you in this moment.
Choosing Parker Waichman LLP to Handle Your Exactech Injury Lawsuit is a Smart Decision
Any lawsuit involving allegations that a medical device is defective or dangerous will be complicated to investigate and to present to a judge or jury. For this reason, you want to ensure that the law firm you choose to help you with your defective Exactech knee implants case is fully informed of and familiar with the type of information, witnesses, and other evidence typically found in these cases. This means your case can be filed and advanced quickly by attorneys who know how to anticipate and overcome problems and issues that threaten the success of your case.
For years, Parker Waichman LLP has made it a mission of the firm to help people just like you and your family who have been injured by defective medical devices. We have helped scores of people recover substantial compensation awards through settlements and verdicts in court. We recognize that each and every case is unique. So, while we draw upon our past experience in order to inform our decisions and approach to your case, we work with you to understand your precise situation and needs. We are a top firm specializing in this area and will work to get you the most compensation in your personal injury case.
Hiring Legal Counselor for an Exactech Injury Case Is More Affordable Than You Think
No matter your budget or financial situation, you can afford the professional and experienced legal team at Parker Waichman LLP. This is because if we accept your Exactech injury lawsuit, our top lawyers will do so on a contingency-fee basis. This means you will not owe any fees for our services or counsel upfront. When our experienced Exactech knee replacement injury attorneys are able to recover compensation for you, then our fees will be deducted from the overall monetary award you receive. We want you and your family to have the financial means you need to take care of your medical bills and other needs.
If Parker Waichman LLP takes on your case and we are not able to obtain compensation for your injuries, then you do not owe our firm any money for our services. Contact us for a free no-obligation consult.
A Limited Amount of Time to File an Exactech Injury Lawsuit
Because of the statutes of limitations in each state that govern defective medical device lawsuits, individuals experiencing pain and complications from a defective Exactech Optetrak knee system or other Exactech replacement devices only have a small window of time – sometimes as little as two years – from the date they were first injured to file their lawsuit. You must act swiftly to protect your right to recovery.
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