The Villages Exactech Hip Replacement Attorney
The number of people having hip replacement surgery has increased exponentially since the year 2000, while the total amount of time spent in the hospital for a hip replacement has decreased. While this is good news for many people who undergo this operation, there has been a disconcerting development for people that received the Exactech Connexion GXL liners as part of their procedure.
What Is Wrong With Exactech’s Hip Replacement?
Exactech Connexion GXL liners are made of plastic, and they are inserted into the hip socket during hip replacement surgery. The liners are placed between the ball of the hip socket and the cup, and are intended to assist the parts of the hip in effortlessly moving together. Exactech touted these particular liners as being more resistant to fracture and normal wear, yet that has not been the case. Instead, some of Exactech’s Connexion GXL liners are deteriorating at an alarming rate, causing some patients to undergo revision surgery. The defect has led to an Exactech hip implant recall of the types of liners that are failing.
What Are Signs & Symptoms of a Defective Exactech Hip Replacement?
If you are a recipient of an Exactech Connexion GXL liner, there are certain signs and symptoms that your hip replacement may be deteriorating and causing problems. Some of these indicators are:
- Limited range of mobility
- Weakness in hip joints
- Difficulty in walking
- Tissue damage
- Trouble moving normally
- Osteolysis (deterioration of bone tissue)
What To Do If You Have a Defective Exactech Hip Replacement
If you have a liner that is part of the Exactech hip implant recall, there are certain steps you can take to receive the recovery you are due, such as speaking with a The Villages Exactech hip replacement attorney at our firm. Our legal team is experienced in helping people like you receive the compensation they are due through an Exactech hip implant lawsuit. When contacting our office, it is helpful if you are able to provide the following information:
- A copy of the medical records from your orthopedic surgeon that performed your hip replacement surgery.
- A copy of the medical records from your hip replacement surgery, as well as any corrective or follow-up surgeries.
- A copy of the hospital’s record of the type of device that was placed in you during your hip replacement surgery.
However, if you are unable to locate these records on your own, our office may be able to locate them for you. If you are successful in your lawsuit, you may be able to recover for the following:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of Future Income
- Lost Wages
- Pain & Suffering
- Emotional Suffering
Contact a The Villages Exactech Hip Replacement Attorney Today
Contact the hip replacement attorneys at Babiarz Law Firm, P.A., today. We have the experience and knowledge needed to help you recover the compensation you are due. You may reach us by calling 352-205-7599 or via our contact page.