Metal-on-metal hip implants have been in the spotlight lately for the lawsuits associated with patients claiming to be injured by their faulty design. The litigation prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to call for manufacturers of these devices to conduct studies examining safety and efficacy, and has added warnings of its own the the medical devices. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopeadics; Smith & Nephew; and Wright Medical manufacture metal-on-metal hip implant designs that have been shown to fail at an alarmingly high rate. In an article published by Medical News Today, the FDA states that there aren’t ... Read More
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