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Exactech Knee Class Action Lawsuit

Exactech Knee Class Action Lawsuit

Exactech Inc. modified the design of the Optetrak® knee replacement in 2011 and 2012. Soon afterward, studies found higher rates of loosening, instability, pain, and revision surgery.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Exactech knee induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed surgery for a bad knee replacement, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Exactech Knee Implant Failures

The Exactech Optetrak® knee replacement has been on the market since 1994, but the manufacturer slightly changed the design in 2011 and 2012. Unfortunately, the new “finned” tibial tray may not adequately bond the metal implant to the patient’s knee bones. This can result in pain, instability, premature loosening, and other complications that require another surgery.

Study: “Poor Results” for Exactech Optetrak Knee Implants

In 2012, a study of 110 patients with the Exactech Optetrak knee replacement warned about “poor results” and high failure rates. The researchers discovered that 12% of patients needed revision surgery within 5 years of receiving the Optetrak knee because they were suffering from pain, tibial loosening, or instability. Furthermore, about 1 in 5 patients needed routine painkillers and another 22% of the implants were “evolving toward tibial implant loosening.”

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not currently filing an Exactech knee class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who had pain or other serious problems caused by a bad knee replacement.

Knee Replacement Problems

  • Pain
  • Looseness
  • Unstable knee
  • Limited flexibility
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Bone or muscle damage
  • Infection
  • Trouble walking

About Class Actions

Class actions are useful when a lot of people are seeking a relatively minor payout, like a refund. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the lawsuit shares the payout equally. The problem is that class actions can have major disadvantages for people with severe injuries.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Members of a class action may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees. They may also have to share the settlement with everyone else in class action, even people with minor injuries.

Instead of a class action, our lawyers are focusing our efforts on representing people who have the most serious injuries from defective knee replacements. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical costs — and more.

Do I have a Exactech Knee Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Exactech knee induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know needed surgery for a bad knee replacement, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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