The last thing anyone who has received a knee or ankle replacement expects is that they will experience some sort of failure with the replacement parts. Unfortunately, individuals who have received Exactech knee replacements or ankle replacements may be at risk of injury or illness. At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Louisville Exactech lawsuit attorney by your side. We understand effective medical product claims, and we want to help you recover the compensation you need.
Exactech is a Florida-based orthopedic device company. In August 2021, the company began recalling some of its knee and ankle replacements, and the recall was expanded in February 2022. This recall was due to defective packaging that allowed oxygen to get into the bags, which could cause the liner of the device to degrade earlier than it is supposed to. This happens due to oxidation that accelerates wear and tear, device failure, and it could lead to cracking or fractures of the device.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reminded patients and medical providers about Exactech joint replacement devices manufactured between 2004 and August of 2021.
Individuals affected by an Exactech device may need revision surgeries in order to correct the issue, and they could experience bone loss related to device wear or failure.
Patients affected by defective Exactech replacements may be able to recover a range of compensation if their case is successful. Each case is different and will need to be examined based on factors such as the severity of the injury, the cost to correct the issue, and the pain and suffering a patient endures as a result of the product failure. Some of the main types of compensation available in these situations include:
The team at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC has extensive experience handling complex defective product claims, including defective medical devices.
If you or somebody you love has been affected by an Exactech ankle or knee replacement part, we encourage you to reach out to an attorney immediately. At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we offer free consultations and are ready to step in to help you today. Contact a Louisville Exactech lawsuit attorney for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (502) 589-2700.