You Can Protect Your Right to Compensation for Defective Medical Products
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus is now accepting cases from victims who had a recalled Exactech® implant system that subsequently failed, requiring revision surgery.
Many patients who received the defective implants have experienced pain and suffering due to the defective nature of those products and patients often will endure more physical issues and medical expenses.
In June of 2021 Exactech® recalled many Novation-branded hip replacement systems due to a risk of premature wear. Subsequently the company expanded the recall to include more hip systems and then knee and ankle systems.
Exactech® is based in Florida and many patients who had their products implanted are Florida residents. Multiple lawsuits are being initiated in Florida, across the country, and around the world. Events surrounding the recall cases are moving rapidly and the time to reach out for information is now.
Nature of Defects:
The recalled devices contain polyethylene inserts, cups, and liners, which can degrade when exposed to oxygen. To prevent this, the products should be placed in oxygen-resistant vacuum bags with a secondary barrier layer of ethylene vinyl alcohol for further protection.
Exactech® did package the products in vacuum bags, but some of the bags lacked the secondary barrier layer. Exactech® admitted that 80 percent of the inserts manufactured since 2004 were placed in non-conforming packaging. This allowed oxygen to reach the polyethylene components and begin degrading the material.
Patients have experienced:
- Impaired mobility
- Physical disability
- Loss of use of a limb
- Permanent disfigurement
- The need for revision surgery
If you or someone you know received an Exactech® joint replacement system and that person is experiencing symptoms as described above we are available to help. We are positioned to look into these cases and take immediate action if appropriate.
We’re available 7 days a week by calling 954-356-0006.
Weston, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida Personal Injury Attorneys