By some estimates, 500,000 patients in the United States have received a type ofartificial hip that is failing prematurely in a number of cases.
The FDA is currently proposing new rules that would prohibit manufacturers from selling these implants.
Under the proposed new rules, manufacturers will have to prove that each device is safe and effective before selling them or before obtaining approval for new all-metal versions.
Under current rules, manufacturers do not need to prove efficacy or put their products through rigorous clinical trials.
The F.D.A. rule proposal is intended to improve the 1976 federal law under which medical devices were first regulated.
Many doctors are refusing to use the metal-on-metal implants for fear of the metal poisoning alone.
RisCassi and Davis is currently helping dozens of patients who have received faulty hips replacements and we can help you if you are experiencing any problems with your hip replacement.
For more than 55 years, the personal injury lawyers at RisCassi & Davis have been working hard to protect our clients.
What’s more, all of our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have been honored by inclusion in the 2012 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars… and the Hartford law firm of RisCassi & Davis is “Top Listed” in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® with the most listed attorneys representing injury victims in personal injury law in Hartford. The firm is also ranked a Tier 1 law firm in Hartford in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Click here to learn more about the honors and recognition we have received.
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