In the fall of 2022, CaseyGerry alerted consumers to the Exactech®, recall for knee and ankle replacement implants due to the early degradation of the polyethylene liner used in these medical implants.
The degradation of the liners were caused by improper packaging which results in premature oxidization. Polyethylene liners provide a buffer between hard tissue and acts as a cartilage in implants such as knee, hip and ankle replacements. Such deterioration could cause mild to severe pain, implant failure and can results in invasive, corrective surgery.
The case is currently being consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) which expedites the case and brings justice to those harmed.