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Joint replacement surgeries can be life-altering experiences for those struggling with severe joint pain or limited mobility, and Exactech Implants have become a widely utilized medical device used in these surgeries to restore mobility and alleviate pain for patients. 

However, recently concerns have been expressed over the safety and risks associated with Exactech Implants used during such surgeries. Exactech implants have earned praise for improving patients’ quality of life; however, reports of device failure and subsequent revision surgery has led to complications and health risks for some individuals. 

Individuals affected by Exactech implants may require legal representation in order to hold manufacturers liable for any injuries incurred as a result of using the devices. We will examine potential risks and legal claims surrounding Exactech Implants, emphasizing their importance when seeking help for injured individuals. In this article, we will also highlight why seeking legal aid for affected patients should not be neglected.

Background of Exactech Implants

Exactech Implants are medical devices used in joint replacement surgeries to alleviate severe joint pain caused by arthritis and limited mobility in their recipients. Exactech Inc., located in Florida, specializes in designing, manufacturing, and distributing these devices; hip, knee, and shoulder replacement implants fall within its specialty portfolio.

Exactech Inc. received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for their implants in 2005, and since then, they have been used in thousands of joint replacement surgeries. Exactech markets its implants as safe and effective solutions for those suffering from joint pain with increased mobility and reduced levels of discomfort.

While many patients have reported positive outcomes from Exactech implants, questions have been raised regarding the safety and potential risks of these devices, including device failure, metal poisoning, and revision surgery.

Revision surgery may become necessary if an initial implant fails or when complications such as metal poisoning or infection arise. Revision is an intensive and risky procedure that entails extracting the old implant and replacing it with one of equal or greater value.

Exactech implants that have caused complications may entitle their victims to compensation. It’s crucial for affected individuals to seek legal guidance from a seasoned attorney in order to understand their rights and options when taking legal action against the manufacturer.

Exactech Implants Side Effects

Exactech implants are medical devices used in joint replacement surgeries to enhance patient mobility and decrease pain, but there may also be risks and side effects associated with their use. Although Exactech implants are widely effective, some potential risks and side effects have been noted due to their increased mobility benefits and lessened discomfort levels.

Limited Mobility

Joint replacement surgery may lead to limited mobility as a side effect due to post-operation discomfort, swelling, or stiffness. Limited mobility can hinder daily activities and decrease the quality of life for the patient.

Pain

Joint replacement surgeries cause discomfort within the surgical site itself and surrounding tissues. This pain may be severe and persistent, hindering daily activities for many people.

Swelling

Swelling is another common side effect of joint replacement surgery that may arise after the operation has taken place, typically around the surgical site and surrounding tissues. 

Swelling can cause discomfort, stiffness, and limited mobility – which all negatively impact the quality of life and mobility.

Exactech implants may cause side effects that go beyond these, potentially leading to more serious health complications and additional implant failure.

Failure of Exactech Implants

Exactech implants may fail for several reasons, including loosening, fractures, or wear and tear. When an Exactech implant fails, it can cause pain, instability, and limited mobility – potentially necessitating revision surgery in order to replace it with another one.

Metal Poisoning

Exactech Implants may cause metal poisoning when their metal components rub against each other and release metal particles into a patient’s bloodstream. 

Metal poisoning has the potential to cause numerous health issues, including nerve and tissue damage, thyroid dysfunction, and heart issues.

Exactech implants pose several potential risks, and it is crucial for you to understand them and seek medical assistance immediately if any complications arise. It may also be advantageous for you to seek legal guidance should complications arise, as this could enable you to claim compensation for damages or injuries sustained as a result.

Types of Lawsuits Against Exactech Implants

Exactech implants are medical devices used in joint replacement surgeries to increase patient mobility and decrease pain; however, recent concerns regarding their safety and potential risks have raised legal action against manufacturers, and this includes lawsuits like:

Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits involve groups of individuals who have all experienced similar injuries or damages from Exactech Implants and file a group suit against the manufacturer as a form of collective legal action against their actions. 

Their goal is to streamline legal procedures while holding manufacturers accountable. Any compensation awarded is typically split among their members according to severity.

Individual Lawsuits

Individual lawsuits involve one person filing suit against Exactech Implants manufacturer over injuries or damages caused by them, with compensation sought based on individual situations that can vary significantly in severity from person to person.

Finding an experienced attorney to guide the legal process and hold manufacturers responsible is of vital importance. An attorney with proven success in class action lawsuits or individual suits will know how best to represent their clients’ rights throughout this journey.

Filing an Exactech Implants Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Exactech Implants can be a complex and time-consuming process. Here are the steps involved in filing such an Exactech Implants lawsuit:

Consult an Attorney

As part of filing an Exactech Implants lawsuit, it is crucial to seek advice from an experienced medical device litigation lawyer. A knowledgeable legal representative will be able to assess your case, determine eligibility for compensation and advise you of your legal options.

Investigate

Once you have selected an attorney, they will conduct an in-depth investigation of your case to gather evidence in support of it and build a solid case on your behalf. This may involve reviewing medical records, interviewing witnesses, consulting medical specialists to assess injuries caused by another party, and consulting with medical experts on possible treatments for complications caused by injuries sustained.

Filing a Lawsuit in Court

Once your attorney determines that you have a valid claim, they will file one on your behalf in the appropriate court. 

Typically, this involves writing a complaint describing your injuries sustained from Exactech Implant complications, damages suffered as a result, and legal grounds supporting your claim.

Discovery

Once the lawsuit has been filed, both parties will embark on a process known as discovery, wherein they exchange relevant information and evidence that could impact their case. This may involve deposing witnesses, exchanging medical records, or providing expert opinions.

Negotiation/Settlement or Trial

Depending on the evidence uncovered during discovery, parties may pursue settlement talks in an effort to reach an amicable resolution outside of court. If this cannot be accomplished, a trial will occur where a judge or jury will rule upon its outcome.

Note that legal proceedings can be time-consuming and complicated, with their outcome determined by many different factors. Hiring an experienced medical device litigation attorney is vital in protecting your legal rights and receiving appropriate compensation.

How You Can Determine Eligibility For An Exactech Implants Lawsuit

If you have received an Exactech implant and experienced complications, and want to sue its manufacturer, here are some key points on how to determine qualification for a lawsuit:

Determine the Origin of Your Complications

Your attorney must first ascertain the source of complications, whether defective implants or mistakes made during surgery. Your medical records and imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs, may provide assistance here.

Document Your Symptoms & Appointments

Keeping detailed records of any adverse symptoms associated with an Exactech Implant can help your attorney build a strong case on your behalf. Recording and documenting these symptoms will aid them greatly.

Establish The Type of Exactech Implant You Received

Exactech implants come in various models, some more susceptible than others to complications. Knowing its model and serial number will enable your attorney to assess any known issues associated with that particular model.

If any of the criteria outlined above apply to you, filing an Exactech Implants lawsuit could be appropriate. An experienced attorney should assist in this legal process and hold Exactech accountable for any injuries or damages you’ve experienced due to their implant.

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