Has your Exachtech knee implant failed? Have you had or will you soon require another knee replacement surgery to fix the problem? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for the costs of your revision surgery as well as the injuries and suffering you’ve endured along the way. Babin Law, LLC can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery.
Medical device manufacturers like Exachtech believe they’re above the law. At Babin Law, LLC, our Columbus personal injury lawyers fight tirelessly on behalf of injured consumers to hold them accountable for the harm and devastation they cause.
Exachtech knew its Opetetrak, Truliant, and other knee implant systems manufactured after 2004 had an extraordinarily high failure rate and could cause considerable harm. Now thousands of consumers across the nation are struggling with painful, debilitating, and costly injuries.
Contact our Columbus office to discover how our can help you make things right. Your first consultation is 100 percent free, so call now.
What’s Wrong With Exachtech Knee Implants?
Exachtech, a self-proclaimed leading medical device company, manufactures joint implants used in total knee arthroplasty, or TKA, procedures. Unfortunately, its knee replacement systems are known to fail prematurely, thanks to a manufacturing defect.
Problems with the system’s vacuum seal packaging allow a polyethylene insert in the device to oxidize and degrade. Exachtech knee replacement systems were already beginning to deteriorate before they were ever implanted.
As a result, consumers were experiencing implant failures at a high rate and required revision surgery to remove the old implant and get a new device.
Have Exachtech Knee Replacements Been Recalled in Ohio?
In 2021, Exachtech issued a nationwide recall for all of its knee replacement systems, including:
- Optetrak Logic
Research also suggests that, despite claims that Exachtech products were superior and better than other knee implants on the market, Exachtech knee implants performed far worse than competitor products. In fact, there’s evidence that Exachtech knew its knee implant systems failed at a higher rate than the company claimed in its marketing and distribution materials.
Now Exachtech is facing product liability lawsuits based on the claims that its Exachtech knee implant systems suffered from a manufacturing defect and a marketing defect.
What Damages Can I Get in an Ohio Exachtech Knee Replacement Lawsuit?
If your Exachtech knee replacement system has failed, you may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit against the company. An Ohio Exachtech lawsuit lawyer will help you claim compensatory damages.
This can include money for:
- The cost of your revision surgery
- Present and future medical bills and expenses related to your knee implant failure
- Lost wages and income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Mental anguish
You’ll have a limited time to file an Exachtech lawsuit. In Ohio, a two-year statute of limitations applies to product liability lawsuits. It’s important to reach out to our experienced Ohio Exachtech lawsuit attorney in Columbus immediately if you’ve experienced problems with your Exachtech knee implant.
Get Help With Your Exachtech Lawsuit
Hundreds of Exachtech lawsuits have been filed in states across the nation. In October 2022, dozens of these lawsuits were consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) before a federal judge in the Eastern District of New York. An MDL in Florida is already underway, with the first bellwether lawsuit set to go to trial in November 2023.
Since plaintiffs bringing Exachtech litigation have experienced similar problems and injuries, the cases are tried before a single judge who is highly familiar with the facts and evidence at hand. Consolidation can cut costs, speed up the process, and increase the likelihood of meaningful settlement negotiations between Exachtech and injured knee replacement patients.
At Babin Law, LLC, our Ohio product liability lawyers have decades of experience handling complex mass tort claims across the nation. Exachtech sold you a defective knee replacement system, and now it’s time for them to take responsibility for the unnecessary pain, costs, and suffering you’ve experienced.
Contact our law office in Columbus, Ohio to arrange a free consultation. We’d be happy to listen to your story, discuss your legal options, and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.