Exactech Connexion GXL Liner Hip Implant Lawsuit

In June of 2021, Exactech—an orthopedic device manufacturer with a main headquarters in Gainesville, Florida—issued a recall for one of its most commonly used hip implant products. As explained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the product safety recall covers the Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant. The FDA followed up the company’s action with its own formal product safety recall in August of 2021.


Unfortunately, the Exactech hip replacement device may break down prematurely, resulting in serious medical complications and some patients being required to have a second surgery to address the matter. Serious questions are being raised about what Exactech knew and when they knew it. The company may be liable for a patient’s damages. Here, our defective product lawyers provide a comprehensive overview of Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant lawsuits.

Health Advisory: Exactech Hip Replacement Recall

Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant is a medical device designed for people who need a partial or total hip replacement. Many thousands of patients across the United States have had these medical devices implanted in recent years. In 2020, health safety researchers began raising serious questions about the safety of the Exactech hip replacement. In May 2020, an academic study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty assessed that the “Exactech Connexion GXL liner may be prone to a high rate of early failure.” A month later, another academic study published in Arthroplasty Today found a “concerning trend with the use of the Exactech Connexion GXL liner.” It took another year for the company to issue a product safety recall. The recall affects a number of different specific hip replacements devices, including:  

  • The Exactech Acumatch®;
  • The Exactech MCS®; and
  • The Exactech Novation®.


Know the Side Effects and Health Complications

The primary safety concern regarding the Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant is that the medical device may break down or otherwise degrade prematurely. If this occurs, it can lead to a number of different serious medical complications. Here are some of the side effects and early warning signs that people who have received this hip implant need to watch out for:  

  • Clicking, grinding, popping, or other unusual noises;
  • Inability to bear weight on the hip as would be expected;
  • General instability, including of the hip, knees, and legs;
  • New pain and/or worsening pain of the hip and related areas; and
  • A dislocation of the hip or other similar problem.
  Patients affected by a defective Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant must seek immediate medical attention. Do not ignore the side effects or warning signs that suggest a problem. In some cases, people who received the Exactech hip implant that has been recalled may be required to get a revision surgery to correct the issues.

Exactech May Be Liable for Complications Caused by a Connexion GXL Hip Implant

Major medical device manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe for the public. They may be held strictly liable for injuries or other complications caused by a dangerous and defective medical device. Lawsuits against Exactech are currently in the early stages of the legal claims process. You may be eligible to hold Exatech legally liable for medical complications caused by a Connexion GXL hip implant if:

  • You received an Exactech hip implant that has been recalled;
  • You suffered adverse side effects due to the hip implant; and
  • You have, will have, or have been told you need revision surgery.

What Type of Compensation Can be Recovered in an Exactech Hip Replacement Claim?

Did you or someone you know suffer serious medical complications related to the Connexion GXL hip liner implant that has been recalled for product safety reasons? If so, it is imperative that you are able to access full and fair financial information regarding compensation for your damages. Sadly, big medical device makers and their insurance carriers do not make the claims process easy for victims and families. At Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss, LLC, we are relentless advocates for real justice and real results—fighting to help our clients get the maximum available monetary support. Depending on the circumstances of the case, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:  

  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • Additional surgeries;
  • Other health care bills;
  • Rehabilitative care costs;
  • Lost wages;
  • Loss of earning potential;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Permanent scarring; and
  • Permanent physical impairments.

How Our Defective Medical Device Attorneys Can Help?

Exactech Hip replacement defect claims are notoriously complex. You do not have to navigate the legal process alone. At Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss, LLC, we have specialized legal expertise that you and your family can trust for results. When you connect with our product liability law firm, you will have a chance to speak to a defective medical device lawyer who will:  

  • Listen to your story, answer questions, and explain your legal rights;
  • Thoroughly investigate the matter, organizing medical records and other evidence;
  • Advocate for your best interests in any settlement negotiations;
  • Take aggressive legal action to hold the negligent company liable.
  We are committed to our clients and their families obtaining real justice and real results. Our firm will put in the time and effort needed to handle your case properly. With a documented history of successful case results and testimonials from previous clients, you can trust our defective medical device lawyers for guidance with your defective Exactech Hip replacement claim.

Get Help From Our Exactech Hip Replacement Recall Attorney Today

At Bernheim Kelley Battista & Bliss, LLC, our Florida product liability lawyers have the skills and experience to handle the full spectrum of defective medical device claims. If you or your loved one suffered harm due to complications related to an Exactech Connexion GXL liner hip implant, we are here to help. Give us a call now or send us a direct message for your no cost, no commitment initial appointment with an attorney. From our offices in Florida and Massachusetts, we handle defective medical device claims locally and nationally.