The product liability attorneys at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are filing lawsuits for knee replacement patients who were injured by the Exactech Optetrak implant, a device that has been linked to reports of premature failure and other severe complications resulting in the need for revision surgery.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had problems after knee surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: Pennsylvania Woman Alleges Complications from Exactech Knee Replacement
January 19, 2018 – A woman from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, claims in a new products liability lawsuit that she was injured by a defective Exactech Optetrak Knee replacement device. The suit was filed by Plaintiff Diane Stanesic, who alleges that she underwent a total knee arthroplasty with a defective Exactech Optetrak knee implant. As a result of problems with the device, Stanesic needed revision surgery to remove the device, according to the lawsuit.
What is the Optetrak Tibial Tray?
The Exactech Optetrak tibial tray is a device that was designed for use in total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, also known as arthroplasty. Knee replacement is typically recommended in patients with severe arthritis or knee injuries.
Exactech Knee Implant Fails Early, Patients Claim
Exactech’s line of knee replacement devices have been on the U.S. market since 1994, and for much of that time the implants have had a solid post-surgery track record. However, certain models produced in 2011 and 2012, which featured a different “finned” tibial tray, have been linked to reports of early failure, which many believe was caused by the implant’s failing to properly bond with surgical cement.
Knee Replacement Complications
- Severe pain
- Bone damage
- Muscle damage
- Loss of / lack of bonding of the knee implant to the bone
- Tibial loosening
- Disassociation of the insert
- Change in position of the components
- Patello-Femoral Tracking-Lateral Release
- Knee replacement failure
- The need for revision surgery
Optetrak Tibial Tray Recall
In July 2012, the FDA announced a nationwide recall for the Optetrak Cemented Trapezoid Tibial Tray, Size 1F/1T, 2F/1T, and the Optetrak Rotating Bearing Knee Tibial Tray, Finned, Cemented Tibial Tray, Size 2F/1T. Both trays have the potential to be mislabeled, according to the FDA.
I’ve Been Injured by an Exactech Knee Replacement. Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, our Products Liability Litigation Group is currently only filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people alleging injuries from Exactech Optetrak knee replacements. It has been our experience that in this type of complex medical device litigation, class action claims typically result in low-ball settlement agreements, inferior compensation for class members, and higher attorney fees. Contact our lawyers today to discuss an individual claim and the potential compensation you may be entitled to.
Georgia Plaintiff Claims ‘Severe and Permanent Injuries’ from Exactech Knee
October 2, 2017 – A patient who underwent knee replacement surgery with the Exactech Optetrak implant has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, alleging that the “device caused him severe and permanent injuries,” as well as the need for rehabilitation and ongoing medical care.
Do I have an Exactech Knee Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Exactech knee lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new knee implant failure cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were forced to undergo revision surgery or had other complications from a knee replacement implant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.