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 pain, and often, the only way to alleviate the symptoms was for the victims to undergo additional surgeries.
Exactech’s Connexion GXL hip implant is a medical device used in total hip replacements. This is a “metal on plastic” hip implant, featuring an acetabular liner made of a plastic known as polyethylene. These implants are failing due to the polyethylene liners deteriorating. The deterioration exposes the metal, causing the metal components within the implant to rub together, leading the device to breakdown prematurely.
The standard hip implant should have a failure rate of less than 1% per year, meaning at the 10-year mark, 90% should still be functioning. That has not been the case for those with the Exactech hip implant. A study revealed the average time to failure for individuals with Exactech’s Connexion GXL hip implant was just over 4 years. By comparison, the industry standard has most hip implants lasting between 10-15 years.
Exactech Looks to Avoid Legal Action After High Failure Rate Forces Recall of the Connexion GXL Hip Implant
After announcing the recall, Exactech hired the company Broadspire to reach out to those with their implants to see if they were having complications. For those suffering from complications, Broadspire has offered compensation to cover the revision surgery. However, the people who chose to accept the compensation had to first agree to waive their rights to future legal action against Exactech, ensuring that the injured cannot collect payment for the pain and suffering they had suffered.
Broadspire was hired by Exactech to save the company money. They are looking out for Exactech, not those who were harmed by the device. If you have the Exactech Connexion GXL hip implant and are suffering from complications DO NOT sign a contract with Broadspire. Doing so will waive your right to legal action and your ability to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
If you or a loved one has the Exactech Connexion GXL hip implant, call The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529) today for a free consultation or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are investigating claims for those who have been harmed by the Exactech Connexion GXL hip implant. There is no fee or expense unless you recover.