Hip joints are important. Not just to be seen at on the weekends with all the cool kids, but more importantly, to help in walking and stability. (See what I did there?)
Artificial hip maker Johnson & Johnson knew 40% of its hip implants would fail within in five years. These are hip joints where metal contacts with metal, causing pain and metal ions to be shaved off into the blood stream. Even though it knew this, the corporation continued to sell the defective hips to consumers.
Under a new proposal, makers of artificial hips would now have to prove they were safe BEFORE they could selling existing hips or obtain approval for new all-metal designs. Darn regulations!
What does this mean to you:
Insurance companies and corporations like Johnson & Johnson hide evidence and information that makes them look bad. (Read: causes them to actually be accountable for the injuries they cause.) Talk to a lawyer before ever attempting to communicate or negotiate with one of these companies.