In February 2022 Exactech announced a Class II recall of its Exactech Optetrak and Truliant knee arthroplasty polyethylene spacer inserts after discovering that the inserts were packaged in defective vacuum sealed bags causing oxidation and significant degradation of the insert. Patients who experience failure of their Exactech knee replacement due to this manufacturing defect suffer from pain, instability and lack of mobility in their knee. The advanced spacer degradation may also lead to premature device failure, bone loss and the need for corrective revision surgery.
Patients who had an Exactech knee replacement implanted after 2004 may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit if that implant failed and they had to undergo a corrective revision surgery. Plaintiffs who bring a successful Exactech knee recall lawsuit would be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and any lost income or wages incurred as a result of the knee implant failure.
The Reardon Law Firm, P.C. is representing clients needing a revision surgery due to a premature failure from an Exactech knee implant. If you believe your injuries are due to an Exactech knee implant failure, you should contact Attorney Joe Barnes to discuss your situation. He – and the other attorneys in the firm – are experienced in handling complex product liability and medical device failure lawsuits and would be glad to review your potential case.