In August 2021, Exactech® — a Florida-based medical-device manufacturer — recalled certain models of ankle, hip and knee replacement devices due to a range of potentially dangerous health issues relating to the devices failing or breaking down prematurely.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified several models of Exactech® ankle, hip and knee replacements made with polyethylene inserts that were packaged in a way that exposed the inserts to too much oxygen. Due to the abundance of oxygen, the inserts broke down or failed prematurely while inside patients’ bodies.
Exactech® did not directly warn patients who have had one of its defective devices implanted. As a result, many patients are only now learning about potential implant defects after experiencing adverse symptoms and health complications.
If you have a potential case against Exactech, please contact Attorney David Hughes at 314-241-4477 for a free consultation.