Columbus Exactech Implant Lawyer
Exactech implants have been popular for knee or ankle replacement surgeries. However, in 2021, the company issued a recall of its products and expanded the recall to cover more than 140,000 devices manufactured since 2004. If you had joint replacement surgery, then you might have Exactech implants. Please contact the Oliver Law Office today if you experience complications stemming from your implants. Our Columbus Exactech implant lawyer can analyze whether you have a valid legal claim.
How Exactech Has Failed Patients
Exactech’s many recalls since 2021 cover several of its products, including:
- OPTETRAK partial and total knee replacement systems
- OPTETRAK Logic total knee replacement systems
- VANTAGE fixed-Bearing Linear Component total ankle replacement systems
- TRULIANT total knee replacement systems
- CONNEXION GXL acetabular polyethylene hip implant liner
The company has noted many product defects with these lines of implants. In particular, the packaging used was not properly sealed, allowing oxygen to contact the product, which leads to oxidation. Many implants have failed prematurely as a result of the oxidation.
Some of the problems patients with Exactech systems have experienced include:
- Increased pain
- Difficulty putting weight on their leg
- Instability in joints
- Early failure
Many implants are expected to last 10-20 years. Due to the oxidation, however, some Exactech systems are failing after only 5—sometimes even earlier than that. This means that patients will need another surgery, and suffer the accompanying pain, inconvenience, medical expenses, and other losses. Some might actually never regain the ability to use their legs.
Many patients are unaware of what devices were implanted in their bodies. We strongly recommend meeting with your doctor to review your medical records. Your doctor can also discuss potential treatment options. However, early revision surgery is likely if your device is failing.
Your Legal Options
When a product fails to work due to a defect, patients have legal options. One is to sue the manufacturer for selling a defective product. Ohio law allows you to seek compensation for:
- Medical care. Additional surgeries, pain medication, rehab, and hospital visits really add up. You should not have to pay for these expenses if a defective device is to blame.
- Lost income. You might have to skip work to have surgery or because you are in pain because the device failed.
- Pain and suffering. Many patients are distressed to feel pain come back in their knees or ankles.
At Oliver Law Office, we can review whether you can hold Exactech liable for your suffering. These types of claims require substantial preparation to bring successfully. The sooner you reach out to a law office, the stronger your odds of success.
Over 20 Years of Experience
Medical device litigation is complicated and exhausting. Attorney Jami Oliver has established herself in Ohio as one of the leading attorneys helping patients who are injured by defective medical products. Never try to negotiate a settlement with a medical device manufacturer like Exactech on your own. Instead, contact our firm today to speak with a Columbus Exactech implants lawyer today.