Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sulzer settlement 10 years ago

The problem with prosthetic devices is not a new one, it's been more than ten years since Sulzer Orthopedics paid a record $1 billion to settle claims by 6,800 patients who received artificial hips and knees that were contaminated with industrial oil during the manufacturing process. However, the current situation looks set to make that incident look like a minor glitch - problems are compounded with increasing numbers of manufactures based outside the US, making them harder to police and even harder to chase with law suits.

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