Welcome to HealingWell. This is a great site for the kind of support you are asking for. I am not qualified to answer this question. This is an interesting point however. I remember when silicone breast implants were leaking into the ladies. There was a manufacturer defect. But I do not recall who had to pay for the replacements. I am certain the manufacturer paid for the replacements but who paid for the procedure may depend on if the surgeon err'ed or the product failed. It will be hard to prove you misused it. These are just my thoughts, but again I am not qualified to suggest who would pay for a replacement. Have you contacted AMS?
Peace, and again welcome.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1