Each year, knee replacement surgery provides relief to thousands of people who suffer from moderate to severe knee pain, stiffness, and inflammation. However, the surgery isn’t without risks—especially if the knee implants that patients receive are defective or prone to early failure.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that patients who received Exactech® Optetrak® knee systems manufactured in 2011 and 2012 may be at risk of early device failure and complications that can only be resolved with surgery.
People who suffer from complications due to failed and defective knee implants, including Exactech’s Optetrak knee replacement, may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation. If you or a loved one underwent knee replacement surgery during or after 2011—or if you’re scheduled to have the procedure—contact Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers to discuss your options.
How Can I Tell if My Knee Implant Failed?
Knee replacement implants are designed to relieve many debilitating symptoms of knee damage caused by factors like injuries and arthritis. However, defective knee implants can leave patients suffering from many of the same symptoms caused by these conditions, including:
- Inflammation and swelling
- Reduced mobility
- Poor range of motion
- Severe pain
- Impaired balance
- Difficulty walking and standing
If you’ve suffered any of these harmful side effects after knee replacement surgery, our Fox Cities defective product lawyers want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Can I File a Personal Injury Claim if My Optetrak® Knee Replacement is Defective?
Yes, victims of defective products can receive compensation for their injury-related expenses by proving that either the design or manufacturing process of the products they used is defective and caused them harm. You can also get compensation by proving that the risks associated with your knee replacement were not properly communicated to you. When you contact our law firm, we’ll take care of that process for you.
Exactech reconfigured its Optetrak knee replacement system for its 2011 and 2012 models to feature a tibial tray with a finned design. However, that design may have reduced the device’s ability to adhere to the surgical cement used during the operation, making it prone to early failure.
Since the first knee replacements were completed with the new design in 2011, the FDA has received several reports and complaints about the knee implant failing and causing patients to experience pain, reduced mobility, and other complications. Many of these patients had to undergo corrective surgeries and procedures to resolve the adverse effects caused by their defective knee implants.
What Type of Compensation am I Entitled To?
Victims of defective knee replacements can experience severe pain and difficulty performing basic tasks, which can leave them unable to work and facing significant medical bills for treatment. If you were harmed or disabled by a defective knee replacement, you may be entitled to a variety of compensation, including:
- Medical expenses related to your injury, including any ongoing treatment
- Current and future wages lost because of knee replacement complications
- Pain and suffering resulting from your knee replacement complication
Can I Afford a Lawyer After My Optetrak® Knee Replacement Failed?
We believe that people suffering from the pain and stress of health complications caused by a company’s negligence shouldn’t be denied legal representation just because they can’t pay upfront for a lawyer. That’s why we never charge for our services unless we win money for victims like you.
We’re Here to Help with Your Knee Replacement Failure Lawsuit
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of a knee implant that wasn’t properly designed. Our Appleton defective product attorneys know how to build strong claims that get results, and we’ll do everything in our power to help you get compensation for any medical bills you incurred when you received your implant and after surgical corrections and revisions.
Contact us today, and let us put our experience to work for you and your loved ones.
Exactech® and Optetrak® are registered trademarks of Exactech, Inc., and are used here only to identify the products in question.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Exactech, Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.