How You and Your Family Can Receive Full Compensation for Your Exactech Knee Replacement Device Injuries
Total knee replacement surgeries are increasingly common and are used when the cartilage and bones of the knee joint wear down to the point where a person’s mobility is negatively impacted. A person who is in need of a total knee replacement may have increasingly-severe pain in the joint and/or experience a greatly-limited range of motion in the joint. Exactech is one manufacturer of knee replacement devices that are implanted as part of these surgeries. These devices act to 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 recently come under scrutiny because of reports that the devices become loose from the bones to which they are attached during implantation. This, in turn, 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.
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 may be made out of a special plastic and/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 their Exactech knee replacement devices include:
- The device has become loose from where it was anchored or is no longer securely attached;
- The materials used in manufacturing the device have begun to deteriorate, causing miniscule 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 knee replacement devices 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.
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, 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 and/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; and/or
- Other losses, expenses, and costs you experienced.
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 such as those knee replacement devices manufactured and distributed by Exactech 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 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. Even still, 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.
Hiring Knowledgeable Legal Counsel for Your Exactech Injury Claim is Easier Than You Might 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, we 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. Even then, our fees are reasonable: we want you and your family to have the financial means you need to take care of your medical bills and other financial 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.
You Only Have a Limited Amount of Time to File your 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 knee replacement device only have a very small window of time – sometimes as little as two years – from the date they were first injured to file their injury lawsuit. Failing to respect these statutes of limitations can prove disastrous to vulnerable injury victims who may desperately need the financial compensation a successful injury lawsuit can bring. Therefore, you must act swiftly to protect your right to recovery.
Parker Waichman LLP is Standing By to Help You Today
Our professional and friendly Exactech knee replacement recovery team members are standing by, waiting to take your call and set up your free initial consultation. Call Parker Waichman LLP today at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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