Cohen & Malad, LLP along with co-counsel firms Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm and Nash & Franciskato Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of C. McGraw, D. Shultz & M. Higgenbotham in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court of Alachua County, Florida against Exactech, Inc., the maker of the Connexion GXL hip liner implant used in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) or hip replacement surgery. Each of the plaintiffs received Exactech Connexion GXL products for THA and each suffered a lack of mobility and severe pain due to early device failure which required each to undergo corrective surgery.

Exactech Connexion GXL acetabular polyethylene liners were recalled by the FDA in June 2021 after a number of adverse event reports indicated premature device failure. The recall stated patients who received these implants had an increased risk for premature wear and edge-loading of components that can lead to device loosening and lack of mobility, severe pain, and osteolysis or death of bone tissue.

Cohen & Malad, LLP and co-counsel are speaking with patients who received Exactech Connexion GXL implants and suffered injuries associated with excessive wear to the plastic liner insert leading to early device failure.

“We have spoken with people who were required to undergo the surgical removal of defective Connexion GXL implants who experienced tissue destruction, bone destruction, severe pain and a loss of mobility,” stated Ned Mulligan of Cohen & Malad, LLP. “We expect the number of lawsuits against Exactech to increase significantly.”

Cohen & Malad, LLP attorneys have a depth of experience representing thousands of clients in product liability lawsuits and are actively representing clients in litigation involving Biomet M2a-Magnum Hip Implants; DePuy Hip Implants; Philips CPAP, BiPAP & ventilator machines; HIV Drugs Truvada, Atripla, Complera, Viread, and Stribild;  Zantac; Elmiron; and others.

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