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
Have You Or A Loved One Been Injured By A Defective Medical Device?
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective medical device you need to speak with an experienced defective medical device attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule your free consultation.