In February 2022, Exactech, a company that manufactures knee and ankle replacement devices, issued a recall for their Optetrak, Truliant, and Vantage products after reports from consumers that the plastic inserts are defective, causing an elevated risk of device failure and health complications. According to the recall, their products were stored in vacuum-sealed bags that allowed oxygen to diffuse into the devices and warp them during storage and before being implanted in a patient. The defect significantly increases the risk of future knee problems, and with over 147,000 knee implants performed since 2004, there are too many individuals who have undergone severe hardship because a negligent organization failed to ensure that their products were safe before arriving at consumers as the opposite.
Exactech has already stated they would issue refunds for any customer with a defective device, but this is merely a band-aid fix on the much larger issue. Those who had defective knee and ankle replacement devices implanted in them have much more to worry about, including their future health and medical bills, so a refund on their product will help very little in the grand scheme of things. Instead, these victims need an ally in their corner, someone who’s knowledgeable of the law and can help them hold the negligent party accountable for recklessly endangering their health and well-being.
At Ehrlich & Naparstek we understand that the price for your pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight tirelessly for the compensation and respect you deserve. Echo might believe that they can fix the widespread harm they’ve caused by offering refunds and using their size to sidestep the liability, but with us on the case, it’s only a matter of time until they’re held accountable for endangering the health and wellbeing of innocent consumers. Although a lawsuit won’t reverse the damage, it can offer you the financial ability to recover from the situation and move on to live a normal life, which is priceless for some individuals. For over 27 years Ehrlich & Naparstek has been taking on large insurance companies and major corporations to seek justice for the injured.