Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular Hip Liner Lawsuit – Compensation for Your Injuries

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who received Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular liner hip implants. Exactech began a recall of its hip implants in the summer of 2021 due to the risk of premature failure of the liner, which may later require revision surgery.

What Do We Know About Exactech Hip Liner Lawsuits?

Hip surgery is indicated when the natural hip degrades. A hip liner is a plastic device that is placed in a patient’s leg during hip replacement surgery. The components of the new hip are able to move freely once the hip liner is inserted.

Exactech issued a letter to healthcare workers to warn about the risks of Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular hip liners. Exactech explained that one of the packaging layers for the plastic insert does not conform to specifications. This may result in oxygen entering into the plastic insert before implantation. When oxygen is released during device storage, oxidation can occur and cause the plastic to degrade after it is inserted into the patient’s body.

Exactech Hip Liner Injuries

Exactech hip implants may be defective and fail after implantation. This may lead to pain, stiffness, impaired mobility, loosened components, osteolysis (deterioration of bone tissue), and revision surgery.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular Hip Liner Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been injured by Exactech Connexion GXL Acetabular Hip Liner Lawsuit , you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
• Past and future medical expenses;
• Past and future pain and suffering;
• Loss of wages; and
• Other economic losses related to your injury.

 

How Our Law Firm Can Help You
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Exactech Hip Liner Studies
Several studies have shown that Exactech hip liners may be prone to early failure. A study by the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Florida College of Medicine reviewed patients who had revision surgery after premature failure of the Exactech Connexion GXL hip liner. The surgeons who conducted the study found that patients implanted with Exactech hip liners from January 2009 to June 2019 experienced osteolysis (bone loss and destruction to the hip socket).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Manufacture and User Facility Device Experience database found that 83 patients had revision surgery after receiving the Exactech Connexion GXL hip liner implant. Twenty-two of the patients required revision surgery due to excessive wear of the device. The average time between hip replacement surgery and revision surgery was 6.5 years.

Liability Law and Exactech Hip Liners
• Defective hip liners may lead to premature degradation and necessitate revision surgery for many patients.• Exactech knew or should have known that its hip implants did not conform to specifications and could cause serious injuries.• Exactech failed to properly warn patients and surgeons about the risks associated with its hip liners.