All medical devices must be approved and tested by the FDA. Sometimes devices cause injury when they are misused or used for purposes for which they are not intended. At other times, a manufacturing or processing error might make a medical device dangerous. Even labeling mistakes can lead to injury.
When the FDA gets enough reports of injury or potential injury, they issue a medical device recall. Sometimes, it takes time to recognize that a mistake has been made. During this time, the devices may be distributed to and used in hospitals, doctor’s offices and pharmacies around the country.
Recent recalls include:
• pacemakers and defibrillators
• artificial valves
• hernia patches
• joint replacement implants
If you have been injured by a defective medical device, contact an experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney immediately. Call Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at 88-348-2616 to schedule a free consultation.