HOW TO OBTAIN THE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE FROM AN EXACTECH OPTETRAK LOGIC KNEE REVISION LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT
A recall announcement posted by Exactech, Inc. states that the medical device manufacturer has recalled more than 140,000 knee and ankle implant systems due to defective Exactech polyethylene (plastic) inserts. Moreover, the recall states that the implants were packaged in “insufficient packaging” causing the polyethylene (plastic) inserts to rapidly degrade, leading some patients to require revision surgery to correct the issue. The recall announcement states that some patients might also suffer bone loss, and may require revision surgery.
The Exactech implant recalls affect the following ankle and knee implants manufactured since 2004:
|OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene PS Tibial Components||OPTETRAK Logic®||TRULIANT®||VANTAGE®|
|OPTETRAK® CR Tibial Inserts||OPTETRAK Logic® CR Tibial Inserts||TRULIANT® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||Fixed-Bearing Liner Component|
|OPTETRAK® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||OPTETRAK Logic® CR Slope Tibial Inserts||TRULIANT® CRC Tibial Inserts|
|OPTETRAK® PS Tibial Inserts||OPTETRAK Logic® CRC Tibial Inserts||TRULIANT® PS Tibial Inserts|
|OPTETRAK® HI-FLEX® PS Tibial Inserts||OPTETRAK Logic® PS Tibial Inserts||TRULIANT® PSC Tibial Inserts|
|OPTETRAK Logic® PSC Tibial Inserts|
|OPTETRAK Logic® CC Tibial Inserts|
If you or a loved one were implanted with one of these ankle or knee implants, there is a possibility that your implant is faulty and may require additional surgical repairs.
What is the Issue Concerning These Exactech Knee and Ankle Implants?
Exactech’s recall announcement stated that the recalled implants were packaged in “non-conforming” packaging and failed to adequately protect the ankle and knee implants from oxygen, which might cause the implants to start the oxidation process. When implanted, the oxidized implants could cause accelerated production of wear debris, bone loss, and/or component fatigue cracking. Additionally, the improper packaging did not have a second barrier with ethylene-vinyl alcohol, which is necessary to prevent oxygen exposure before implantation during “partial” and “total” knee and ankle revision/replacement surgeries.
The tibial polyethylene (plastic) inserts fit between the femoral component and the tibial component within the knee implant joint. Patients affected by the Exactech knee recall should receive a recall letter from the manufacturer explaining the problem and what patients can do if they are suffering the symptoms of a failing knee or ankle implant. Implant patients who are enduring the following symptoms might need a medical assessment and treatment. The symptoms of ankle or knee implant premature failure and/or wear could include:
- unusual and ongoing pain,
- knee joint stiffness, and/or instability.
Implant patients who are not currently suffering from the aforementioned symptoms should speak with their surgeon about the recall at their next regularly scheduled implant checkup. It is advised that patients receive an x-ray examination of their implant, even if the implant patients are not suffering any symptoms of a failing implant.
How to Obtain Legal Help to Recover Monetary Damages?
Implant patients and surgeons put a lot of trust in implant and device manufacturers to create safe, effective medical devices. Tragically, patients suffer substantially when an implant manufacturer does not make sure that their products are safe and effective. Patients who received one of the recalled Exactech knee or ankle implants should speak with their surgeon to see if their implant is part of the recall. If so, your surgeon may need to examine your implant and decide if you need revision surgery or not.
Patients implanted with a recalled Exactech implant should discuss their case with one of our product liability lawyers to determine if they can file an Exactech Optetrak Logic knee implant lawsuit to recover monetary compensation. Surgical implant and medical device makers should be held responsible for the damage and injuries their defective products cause. Our product liability attorneys may be able help you or your loved one understand the legal process.
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