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Urgent Exactech Recall of Defective Hip Liner

Exactech Recall Lawsuit; Connexion GXL Hip Replacement Liner Exactech, a Florida based medical device manufacturer, has issued an FDA Exachtech recall of a number of its medical devices. The recall list includes: Optetrak Optetrak Logic Truliant knee replacement products Vantage ankle replacement products Connexion GXL Hip Liner The hip implant recalls are prompted by the...

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Update on Exactech Hip Replacement Recall Lawsuits

More and more patients are filing Exactech hip replacement recall lawsuits. Exactech is a global medical device company that creates orthopedic implant devices and surgical implants for joint replacement surgeries. In June of 2021, Exactech issued recalls of its knee, hip, and ankle implant systems. The recall cites defective packaging that caused the polyethylene inserts...

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Exactech Ankle Replacement Surgeries Moving Offshore

To avoid legal scrutiny in the United States, manufacturer of defective medical implants Exactech is now focusing on ankle replacement surgeries in South America. Manuel Pellegrini, MD, and Giovanni Carcuro, MD, of the Clínica Universidad de los Andes, performed the bilateral ankle procedures in Chile earlier this month. “Many patients worldwide are benefitting from the...

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FDA Updates Exactech Hip Implant Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration prompted medical-implant manufacturer Exactech to expand its voluntary hip implant recall to all models, not just some of them. Exactech joint replacement devices are used to replace painful, arthritic joints due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and loss of normal structure and function in adults. These devices are also...

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Exactech Looks to Save Money—and Limit Victims’ Rights—by Offering Third-Party Payouts

In June 2021, Exactech issued recalls of the Exactech Connexion GXL hip liner and the Optetrak and Optetrak Logic knee implants due to premature device failures. To inform implant recipients of their respective device recall, Exactech sent letters to implantees, offering to cover out-of-pocket expenses to have the implant revised. In return for covering revision...

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In Win for Plaintiffs, Judicial Panel Consolidates Exactech Litigation in a Northeast Court

In a recent blog post, we discussed the hearing on September 29th, 2022 to determine where the Exactech multidistrict litigation (MDL) would take place. The primary locations being considered were the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Northern District of Florida, and the Southern or Eastern District of New York State. Since our last post, the...

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Exactech Lawsuits Likely to Become Multi-District Litigation

On June 14th, 2022, a motion was filed to consolidate and create a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) for the Exactech cases. A hearing took place at the Thomas F. Eagleton US Courthouse in St. Louis, MO on September 29th, 2022. The hearing was to determine where the Multi-District Litigation for the faulty Exactech hip, knee, and...

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Exactech Faulty Liners Leaving 200,000+ Patients At Risk Of Implant Failure

In 2021 Exactech’s Connexion GXL Hip liner and Optetrak/Optetrak Logic Knee implants were recalled leaving more than 200,000 people with faulty devices in their bodies. As of 2019, the FDA reported that there were about 90,000 people in the United States with an Exactech hip implant, and around 147,700 with an Exactech knee implant. The...

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FDA Issues Recall on The Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Implant

On June 28, 2021, the FDA issued a recall of the Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Implant liners. This came following reports of high rates of failure around the 3-6 year mark- significantly sooner than the 15 to 20 years they had been marketed to last for. Although the liners are made of polyethylene, this model...

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Exactech Offers Compensation for Faulty Hip—In Exchange for Your Legal Rights

In June of 2021, many orthopedic surgeons received a letter stating Exactech’s polyethylene hip implant had been recalled. The recall was due to the high failure rate of these devices. The implants were marketed to last between 15 to 20 years, but instead were failing around the 3-to-6-year mark. These failures led to discomfort and...

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