medical device warranties
More than 12,000 people urge FTC to consider importance of warranties as it evaluates Zimmer-Biomet merger.
Press Release: Consumers Union calls on medical device makers to provide warranties for hip & knee implants Consumers Union Background: Warranties for Hip and Knee Implants Answers to Your Questions about Warranties for Hip and Knee Replacements 13 Things To Ask Your Surgeon Before Getting Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Standards for a good warranty Continue Reading
Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks said that unless surgeons push the issue, device makers wouldn’t move to provide such warranties.
Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.
Answers and recommendations for hip and knee implant warranties
Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling on the top manufacturers of hip and knee implants to provide warranties that would entitle patients to have defective devices replaced at no cost.
Drug Watch Radio includes CU’s Safe Patient Project campaign in its New Year’s wish list. You can listen to our interview on Drug Watch Radio here: http://www.drugwatch.com/radio/consumer-reports-interview-lisa-mcgiffert/
Bill Heisel of Reporting on Health highlights CU’s campaign for hip and knee warranties. Only one device company (Biomet) offers a warranty for one of its partial knee products, but it doesn’t cover labor costs of replacing the knee.
Johnson & Johnson Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Of Medical Device Industry Leaves Patients Vulnerable
Consumers Union Calls for Stricter Safety Testing & Warranties for Implants.