When you receive a hip implant, you expect the medical device to be safe, reliable, and durable. A defective hip implant product can present serious health and safety risks. Read on to learn more about the Exactech hip implant recall that is affecting large numbers of patients.
Exactech has issued a recall of its Connexion GXL hip replacement liners. The company notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the plastic in the liners is wearing out and eroding faster than previously expected. This can cause various injuries in the patient, including hip pain, joint damage, and bone loss.
The specific polyethylene liners recalled are used in the following Exactech hip replacement devices:
The FDA has categorized this as a class 2 device recall, and reports that there may be nearly 90,000 of these parts in circulation and implanted in people’s bodies.
If you have had any of these hip replacement devices installed, you may need to file an Exactech hip implant recall lawsuit. The lawyers at Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann have considerable experience in handling defective hip replacement claims, such as those involving Stryker and DePuy hip implant products. Contact us at (205) 322-8880 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and options.
Every case is different, and it is difficult to arrive at an estimate for a settlement amount, since Exactech hip implant recall lawsuits are in progress. However, coverage from a damages award or settlement payout may cover similar costs as those in other hip replacement lawsuits.
These award amounts can include:
The amounts recovered will depend on many different factors, including the severity of the injuries, as well as the skill and capability of the attorney handling the claim. Thus, it’s important to select a law firm that has experience in handling defective medical device claims.
Be careful not to sign any documents or agree to any type of compensation without consulting a lawyer; you may be signing away your rights to greater recovery later on.
Exactech recommends that patients who were implanted with a GXL Polyethylene Acetabular Liner and haven’t seen their doctor in at least a year, should schedule a check-up now. Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms, it’s important to have a routine exam done to monitor the device, and to contact a lawyer if you have any questions.
Exactech has created a hotline where patients can contact them regarding a potentially defective device. However, be careful not to sign any documents or agree to any type of compensation without consulting a lawyer; you may be signing away your rights to greater recovery later on.
Instead, a safer and more directed approach is to contact a defective medical device lawyer who can help you take legal action. A hip implant lawsuit is the surest way to protect your rights and recover for the pain and suffering that Exactech’s negligence may have caused.
A failed Exactech hip implant can cause serious medical problems and conditions. These may include:
These injuries can be very serious and may result in long-term challenges in the patient’s life. This is especially true of the last symptom (loss or destruction of bone tissue), as it can result in irreversible damage. Seek immediate medical attention and contact an attorney for advice if you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Revision surgery is an additional medical procedure that is intended to correct a defective part or aspect of a medical implant. It is also called “corrective revision surgery” or just “corrective surgery.”
For a defective Exactech hip implant, revision surgery might include removing and replacing the eroded parts, or replacing the entire hip implant altogether.
The main concern is that revision surgery in itself can create additional injuries to the patient. It can also require additional surgeries if the corrective actions are not fully successful. This can create a cycle of surgeries that is extremely painful, time-consuming, and frustrating for the patient to deal with.
Exactech has a history of recalls involving hip, knee, and other medical device implants. It’s time to hold large manufacturers responsible for allowing dangerous products to affect patients. When hiring a lawyer to handle your claim, it’s important to select a law firm that has the required resources and experience to tackle such important issues.
At Pittman, Dutton, Hellum, Bradley & Mann, we have decades of experience and aren’t afraid to back down. We will pursue your case until you receive the proper compensation under the full extent of the law.
For assistance with your case, contact us at (205) 322-8880 for a free consultation. After the initial discussion, we can begin the process of gathering evidence and crafting a strong legal strategy for your claim.
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