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Activists Take Fight to Obtain Hip, Knee Product Warranties to AAOS. Will They Succeed?

Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks said that unless surgeons push the issue, device makers wouldn’t move to provide such warranties.

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On the road with the Safe Patient Project

Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.

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Answers to Your Questions about Warranties for Hip and Knee Replacements

Answers and recommendations for hip and knee implant warranties

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Consumers Union calls on medical device makers to provide warranties for hip & knee implants

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.

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Hoping for Financial Compensation, Safer Drugs from Big Pharma in 2014

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/

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Defective Machinery: Why do so few medical implants come with warranties?

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.

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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.

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Warranties for hip and knee implants?

Former hospital CEO Paul Levy blogs about Consumers Union’s campaign for hip and knee warranties and offers suggestions for how to help it along.

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Artificial hips and knees need a lemon law, says Consumer Reports

Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, says manufacturers of hip and knee implants should give patients warranties, guaranteeing to replace defective devices at no cost.

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Hip and knee implants should come with warranties, Consumers Union says

MinnPost coverage of Consumers Union’s warranty campaign for hip and knee implants. “It is critical for manufacturers to tell consumers who are considering an implant how long these joints will last so they can factor in the revision [surgery] equation — how long will I live and how long will this implant last?”

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