Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project will be talking to surgeons attending the AAOS 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans and hope to get their feedback on our warranty campaign. Here’s our answers to frequently asked questions on our campaign for hip and knee warranties.
This month, California advocates worked with CU to voice safety concerns at the California Medical Board meeting. We testified on several issues that affect the public and transparency…
We’ve started asking orthopedic surgeons who implant hip and knee devices what they think about our warranty idea. Next month, we’re going to New Orleans to talk with surgeons attending an annual orthopedic surgeons meeting.
Michele Monserratt-Ramos, member of CU’s California Safe Patient Network, was featured in a February 9 Los Angeles Times article on how to research your doctor. Michele has been active on patient safety issues since the tragic death of her husband-to-be, Lloyd Monserratt.
Dr. Brian Hatten, an orthopedic surgeon, shares his perspective on warranties for hip and knee implants.
Last week, the Safe Patient Project traveled to Washington State to team up with Washington Advocates for Patient Safety to give a voice to the health care crisis of preventable medical harm
This week, Consumer Reports released a TV story that discussed the lack of warranties for artificial hips and knees, and Consumer Reports’ nationwide hospital ratings for hip and knee replacement surgery (available to subscribers of ConsumerReports.org).
Our Safe Patient Project Director, Lisa McGiffert, was on NPR’s Morning Edition yesterday about a story on the Johnson and Johnson metal hip settlement.
FDA adds valuable new information to medical device recall database-including hip and knee implants.
Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project held an incredible conference on November 6, 2013 at Columbia University’s School of Journalism in NYC that gathered experts, journalists and activists to address the pressing public health threat of medical harm. Our conference, “Ending Medical Harm: Tackling the 3rd leading cause of death in the US,” had approximately 150 Continue Reading