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Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They Read more

By | 2013-09-12T11:01:09+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Medical News|3 Comments

FDA Panel – No Decision on Metal Hips

  Sharee Winslow- Defective metal hip June 30, 2012 ~The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an 18-member expert panel to look at the large number of complications arising from metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements in patients. Dr. William Rohr opened the proceedings on June 27 saying they Read more

By | 2012-06-30T23:12:10+00:00 June 30th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting Read more

By | 2012-03-05T23:18:35+00:00 March 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|7 Comments

Device Maker Smith & Nephew Pays $22 Million to Settle Bribery Case

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew has been in the news lately as one of the manufacturers of metal-on-metal artificial hips. Now AP (here) reports the London-based company has agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle claims that its U.S. and German subsidiaries bribed public doctors in Greece for more than Read more

By | 2012-02-06T16:17:37+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Legal News|1 Comment
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