If you buy a new appliance, car, computer, or really almost any household device, your new purchase comes with a warranty against product defects. But what about artificial joints? A hip? A knee? Hip and knee replacements are somewhat commonplace, yet only one joint manufacturer even offers a warranty, but only for one of its products.
Furthermore, every major manufacturer of hip and knee joints has, at some point during the last 10 years, recalled at least one product or product line because of defects.
What happens if you are the poor patient in whose body one of the recalled joints has been placed? Then what? Unfortunately, the patient bears the full expense of a new surgery and a new replacement joint, not to mention the physical pain, uncertainty and mental suffering that goes along with it.
The Consumers Union of the United States has launched a campaign to require implant makers to warranty their products. You can lend your support by visiting the Consumers Union website and clicking the “Send Message” button.
Herndon injury lawyer Doug Landau has this to say:
“Let me see. My replacement hip joint or my refrigerator. Which one is more important to be free from defect for a very long time? Well, that is an easy one! I urge anyone reading this post to visit the website and join other consumers in asking the manufacturers to be accountable for producing safe, defect-free products!”