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An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with artificial knee implants reports Consumer Safety Watch. For about 90% who have a total knee replacement, it is a very successful surgery “relieving the pain, enabling patients to return to work and improving quality of life. However, for some, the procedure is not quite so successful.
In a March 31, 2017 ruling, Zimmer was ordered to pay more than $2 million to a New Mexico man for a defective hip implant with an “unreasonably dangerous design.”
Products such as new drugs and complex medical devices must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market.
In October 2016, a panel of federal judges created MDL No. 2741 to centralize dozens of Roundup lawsuits in one federal court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under Judge Vince Chhabria.
It is the responsibility of manufacturers to ensure the products they bring to market are safe for public use. While the US FDA reviews the products before going to market, what do medical device manufacturers do to gain market approval?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices, and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
Unfortunately, in recent years, drug and product recalls have become more common. Why? What happens and how does the process work? Who is responsible for making sure these products are adequately tested before hitting the market?
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More and more people turn to hip replacement surgeries to give them back their mobility and to relieve the pain caused by diseases such as osteoarthritis.
On November 1, 2016, under a Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), Wright Medical Technology, Inc., reached a $240 million settlement agreement for nearly 1,300 product liability lawsuits filed by individuals nationwide over its metal-on-metal hip implants.