Under what legal theory can the manufacturer of Wright Hip Replacement systems be sued?

The Wright Hip Replacement System is a metal on metal implant device that is used to replace a damaged hip joint. As such it is a product which is a manufacturer’s product that is currently being marketed in the U.S. commerce system. It is common public policy and law that once a manufacturer places its products into the marketplace, they have made a promise that their goods are safe for consumer use and are liable for damages when their products hurt or injures a person. Therefore, if a manufacturer’s product is unsafe when used for the purpose for which it is designed, then an injured person hurt by the specific product may bring a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.

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