If you or a loved one has undergone an Exactech Optetrak Recall knee replacement, you may be eligible to file a claim in the Exactech Knee Recall Law suit. Exactech has partnered with Broadspire, a company that specializes in helping patients who were injured by defective medical devices. If you had the Exactech knee replacement system, you should contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor should maintain an index of all patients who have had the system. The doctor should be on the lookout for signs that the implant is failing. Exactech also gave physicians a draft letter that explains the reasons for the recall.
Limited Mobility In Patients
The company recalled certain models of the Optetrak knee implant because they failed to perform as promised. These devices were shipped in defective vacuum bags. These bags failed to protect the plastic inserts, resulting in significant oxidation and degradation. The oxidation and degradation of the plastic components in the knee implants caused pain, instability, and limited mobility in patients. In addition, some patients reported premature device failure and bone loss after undergoing an Exactech knee replacement.
Patients who had the defective Exactech knee replacement system implanted in 2013 or 2015 may qualify for a claim under the Exactech Knee Recall Law suit. The lawsuit alleges that the manufacturer knew about the high failure rate of the Optetrak knee replacement system. Despite the risks, Exactech executives boasted of double-digit growth in its knee business, and the company’s Extremities division nearly doubled in size from 2012 to 2016.