Exatech Optetrak Knee Lawyers No Longer Reviewing Additional Claims
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously reviewed potential knee replacement lawsuits for individuals who have suffered complications with Exactech Optetrak knee replacements, which may have been caused by design defects associated with the device.
New claims are no longer being investigated or accepted. This page is provided for informational purposes to outline allegations and claims previously investigated for individuals who reported painful and debilitating problems after receiving this artificial knee system, often involving issues with loosening of the tibial baseplate.
Our lawyers previously investigated Exactech Optetrak knee lawsuit for individuals who experienced:
- Severe Pain
- Loss of Mobility
- Tibial Loosening
- Knee Implant Failure
- Revision Surgery
All cases were reviewed under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are never any out-of-pocket expenses and no costs associated with hiring an attorney, and we received no fees or expenses unless a settlement or recovery is obtained. New claims are no longer being accepted or reviewed.
Exactech Optetrak Knee Problems
The Exactech Optetrak Total Knee Replacement System was first approved by the FDA in 1994, through the agency’s controversial 510(k) fast-track approval system, which means that it only had to be substantially equivalent to existing implants, and did not have to go through rigorous testing or clinical trials to prove its safety or effectiveness.
Following numerous reports of adverse events to the FDA involving tibial loosening, pain, loss of mobility, swelling, and the need for revision surgery, it has became apparent there may be serious problems with the Exactech Optetrak design.
The rate of Exactech Optetrak knee failures may be higher than are typically expected with a knee replacement system, and it is likely that many complications are never reported to the FDA.
A “silent” Exactech Optetrak knee recall was essentially issued in response to the issues, removing a “finned” tibial tray design from the devices and replacing them with a new design that was referred to as a “fit” tibial tray.
Many individuals may have avoided severe and debilitating injuries if the manufacturer had altered the design earlier.
Exactech Optetrak Knee Class Action Lawyers
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing new Exactech Optetrak knee class action lawsuits or individual claims over the sale of the potentially defective and unreasonably dangerous device.
By failing to announce a widespread Exactech Optetrak recall and withholding important safety information from consumers, the manufacturer placed their desire for profits before consumer safety. However, new claims are no longer being reviewed by our law firm.