Exactech Litigation for Knee, Hip and Ankle Implants
Knee replacement surgery is one of the most popular surgical procedures performed in America each year. It has been estimated that there are approximately 800,000 knee replacements performed each year in this country. Additionally, there are thousands of hip and ankle replacement surgeries that take place each year. While these are popular procedures, there can be risks associated with it, and one of those risks is the subject of a recent lawsuit against a producer of knee, hip, and ankle implants, Exactech.
Who are the parties involved in the lawsuit?
According to the complaint filed in the United States District Court Eastern District of New York, the Plaintiffs in this litigation are “Individuals who underwent joint replacement surgeries in which they received one or more defective Exactech Hip, Knee, or Ankle Devices that ultimately failed, causing them to suffer serious personal injuries, including pain, traumatic revision surgery, impaired mobility, physical disability, permanent and substantial physical deformities, loss of use of a limb, amputation, death, medical expense, loss of the enjoyment of life, loss of wages, loss of consortium, and/or other medical conditions.”
The Defendants in the lawsuit are as follows: Exactech, Inc., Exactech U.S., Inc., TPG, Inc., TPG Partners VII, L.P., TPG Genpar VII Advisors, LLC, Osteon Holdings, Inc., Osteon Meger Sub, Inc., Osteon Intermediate Holdings II, Inc. The Defendants are separated into two groups: Exactech and TPG Defendants.
What is being alleged in the lawsuit?
The Plaintiffs in this lawsuit are alleging the following claims against the Exactech and TPG Defendants: Manufacturing Defect, Design Defect, Defect due to Inadequate Warnings or Instructions, Negligence, Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranty, Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud, and Fraudulent Concealment. As a result of Defendants actions, Plaintiffs have suffered physical injury, harm, damages, and economic loss and will continue to suffer into the future.
You may be eligible to file an Exactech recall lawsuit if you or your loved one:
- Have an Exactech hip, knee, or ankle implant
- Suffered side effects from the Exactech implant
- Had, scheduled, or were told you needed revision surgery
Affected Models for Ankle and Knee Replacement Include:
- Optetrak Logic
Affected Models for Hip Replacement Include:
- Connexion GXL
Injuries for Ankle and Knee Replacement:
- New or worsening pain.
- Swelling of knee or ankle.
- Limited mobility/pain while walking.
- Inability to bear weight.
- Grinding, clicking, or other noises.
- Polyethylene wear.
Injuries for Hip Replacement:
- Pain and swelling on hips or midsection.
- Extreme discomfort around hips and other body parts and joints (back, knees, ankles, shoulders).
- Feelings or sounds of grinding or clicking in hips.
- Difficulty walking, standing up, or lying down.
- Instability, soreness and posture changes that result in further pain.
What does this mean for you?
If you or a loved one has undergone knee, hip, or ankle replacement surgery and experienced complications associated with Exactech devices, it is important to understand your rights and options. The recent lawsuit against Exactech exposes the serious allegations made by individuals who have suffered personal injuries due to defective implants.
Remember, your health and well-being are of the utmost importance. By taking action, you not only protect your rights but also contribute to holding responsible parties accountable for the harm caused. Stay informed, seek legal counsel, and take the necessary steps to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may be facing as a result of Exactech implant complications.
What is next?
The Multi-District Litigation (MDL) has been proceeding in New York since October 2022 and has been making progress throughout the past year. As of November 2023, there are nearly 900 pending cases in the MDL and it is anticipated that a number of additional cases will be added throughout the rest of 2024.
If you or someone you know suffered from defective Exactech Hip, Knee, or Ankle Devices, and you have questions please feel free to contact the personal injury experts at McDivitt Law Firm. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-557-3551.