As we discussed in our post about the Exactech Recall Lawsuit, in 2021, medical implant giant Exactech issued a recall for more than 147,000 ankle, knee, and hip devices produced since 2004. Faulty packaging of the implants prior to use resulted in oxygen exposure which caused the premature degradation of the artificial joints. This could lead to adverse effects for patients who have had these devices implanted.
In today's post, we are focusing on the Exactech hip recall lawsuit.
Exactech has launched a recall of its hip replacement implant systems that use the Connexion GXL plastic liner. This liner is used in the Novation Crown Cup hip implant system which features a “hemispherical titanium cup” that is intended to function like the hip socket. The Connexion GXL liner is an insert that fits inside the socket of the cup. The plastic insert has a significant defect that is causing abnormally high early failure rates for the Exactech hip replacements.
Defects such as those found in the hip implants subject to the Exactech hip recall can lead to excess pain and eventual injury for hip replacement patients. It can also release foreign debris into the surrounding tissue, causing further damage.
Symptoms of a faulty hip implant include:
If you aren’t sure if your hip replacement implant is subject to the Exactech hip recall, contact your physician. They will be able to research the serial number of your implant and confirm whether or not you have an affected Exactech hip implant.
If it is determined that you need revision surgery to replace a hip implant, your physician may refer you to the Exactech-Broadspire Helpline for further assistance. However, this course of action will only initiate Exactech’s settlement claims process for out-of-pocket surgery costs, and will not compensate you for other losses like lost wages or pain & suffering. Therefore, it is advised that you first contact a specialized personal injury attorney before reaching out to Exactech directly.