Exactech Recall Lawsuit Overview
On February 11, 2022, a class-action lawsuit was filed in federal court against orthopedic device manufacturer, Exactech, Inc.
The lawsuit alleges that an implant used during a routine total hip arthroplasty surgery was defectively designed, manufactured, marketed, and sold by Exactech because it contains a polyethylene liner prone to a high rate of early failure from wear, causing severe secondary osteolysis (bone degeneration). A hip liner is a component inserted into the artificial hip socket or cup that interfaces with the femoral head or ball.
Recall Issued for Exactech Connexion GXL Hip Liner
The Exactech hip liner at issue is the Connexion GXL Liner, which is made of irradiated ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). In marketing its Connexion GXL Liners, Exactech represented that the liners had less wear and would last longer than its competitors’ polyethylene liners.
However, in July 2021, Exactech recalled its Connexion GXL acetabular liner following concerns from the medical community that the polyethylene liner was prone to a high rate of early failure from wear and severe secondary osteolysis.
Exactech Recall Knee and Ankle Implant Devices
In addition to the hip recall, on February 7, 2022, Exactech recalled some of its knee and ankle devices that also have polyethylene liners that lead to accelerated excessive wear, bone loss, and failure requiring corrective surgery as well.
Exactech Recall Lawsuit in Federal Court
The case was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Wilson et al. v. Exactech, Inc., Case No. 4:22-CV-136-BRW.
In September 2013, the patient in the lawsuit underwent a total hip replacement surgery and received several Exactech artificial components, including the Novation Crown Cup Connexion GXL Line. Less than eight years after the Exactech product was implanted, the plaintiff suffered pain and severe osteolysis and required revision surgery.
The class-action lawsuit victim alleges Exactech acted negligently, that its implant has design and manufacturing defects, and that Exactech failed to warn doctors and consumers about the unreasonable risk of harm of the device. Additionally, the plaintiff alleges Exactech negligently made misrepresentations about the 59% reduced wear rate for the Connexion GXL polyethylene liner and that it had “enhanced polyethylene” with a lower wear rate.
Free Consultation with Exactech Recall Lawsuit Lawyer at McKay Law
Experienced medical device defect injury lawyers at McKay Law have been litigating defective medical device cases for over a decade. Our Exactech Recall Lawsuit lawyers have led the way in defective orthopedic implant litigation, serving on leadership in litigations against leading manufacturers including Biotech, DePuy, Microport, Stryker, Wright, and others.
We have represented thousands of clients in Texas and across the U.S. We know the intricacies of these types of devices and the mechanisms of failure, and more importantly, we understand the immense impact these faulty devices can have on individuals (and their loved ones) who receive them.
If you or a loved one have received one of the following Exactech hip, knee, or ankle implants and subsequently experienced osteolysis, pain, stiffness, loosening of the device, or had to undergo revision surgery, contact us today.
- Novation Connexion Dynamic Hip Systems with Connexion GXL Liner
- Optetrak (knee)
- Optetrak Logic (knee)
- Truliant (knee)
- Vantage (ankle)
Our Exactech lawyers are standing by to ensure your case qualifies and that your case is properly filed to ensure you receive your part of the compensation awarded for your injury.
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