Exactech Knee Replacement Lawsuit

Exactech has recalled hundreds of thousands of knee replacement devices that patients received between 2004 and 2022. You may have already received a troubling letter from your doctor about the recall. Whether you have received a letter or not, you may be entitled to compensation if you had a knee replacement that used Exactech components between those years. Babiarz Law Firm, PA, can help you understand your rights and your options if you think you may need to pursue a claim. 

The Issue with Exactech Knee Replacement Devices 

The issue with Exactech knee replacement devices arises from defective packaging. Insufficient packaging exposed the plastic inserts to the air while they were stored or shipped, which resulted in oxidation and premature wear. This can cause the knee replacement to become damaged and wear out sooner than expected, and ultimately, result in a failed knee replacement. In short, patients in this situation will need some kind of additional surgery in addition to experiencing considerable pain and loss of mobility. 

Symptoms That You May Need Another Knee Surgery

If you received an Exactech knee replacement between 2004 and 2022, you may need additional surgery if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Knee pain while walking
  • Inability to bear weight 
  • General instability 
  • Knee swelling or loss of mobility
  • Grinding or clicking within the knee

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or other issues with your knee replacement, we recommend that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. 

Do You Have a Legal Claim? 

If you need corrective surgery, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Exactech in order to recover your medical expenses and other losses. You may be entitled to compensation for the following: 

  • Any medical expenses related to your corrective surgery and subsequent rehabilitation, especially any out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • Any lost income due to being unable to work as a result of your current knee issues or as a result of the corrective surgery and subsequent rehabilitation
  • Your pain and suffering

An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine whether you have a claim and what your claim may be worth. 

You Need to Take Action Now

Under Florida law, you generally have two years from the date you were injured to pursue a personal injury claim. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you fail to file your claim within the statute of limitations, you will lose all your compensation rights. 

For knee replacements, the statute of limitations can be even more complicated. The bottom line is that you need to seek legal guidance as soon as possible once you believe you may have received a defective implant. 

Contact Babiarz Law Firm, PA, Today to Discuss Your Exactech Knee Replacement

If you have received a recall letter or are experiencing issues with your knee replacement, one of our attorneys can review your case and help you understand your options. Do not delay and jeopardize your claim. Call us today at 352-205-7599 or contact us online to discuss your claim and how we can help.

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