PITTSBURGH – A West Mifflin woman alleges she was injured by a defective medical implant.
Diane Stanesic filed a complaint on Jan. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Exactech Inc. and Exactech US Inc. alleging manufacturing defect, negligent misrepresentation and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff underwent a total knee arthroplasty and the defendants' Optetrak knee implant was used. She alleges because of the defective device, she needed revision surgery to remove it.
The plaintiff holds Exactech Inc. and Exactech US Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly manufactured an unreasonably dangerous and defectively designed product and breached their duty by placing the device into the stream of commerce.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages of more than $75,000; medical, incidental and hospital expenses; interest; consequential damages that exceed the limit of the court; compensatory damages that exceed the limit of the court; court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Peter M. Villari of Villari, Brandes & Giannone PC in Conshohocken.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-00046-CB