Clark, Love & Hutson, GP

Medical devices may need more safety monitoring

In recent years medical devices have entered the market at a high rate. These devices often lead to a better quality of life for many patients but there have also been hundreds of defective medical devices as well. The safety testing that goes into these devices before they hit the market may not be adequate.

It seems like every week there is another recall for a medical device. Medical device makers keep producing these devices but the testing of their safety after they have been on the market does not seem to be adequate. The chances of a person needing some kind of medical implant in their lifetime is very good so the need to make sure these devices are safe is necessary.

Many medical devices have not been tested before they come on the market. The medical device maker is eager to have their product get on the market, collect the profits and wait to see what harm they cause. Patients need to be exceptionally wary about receiving a medical device and should make sure they know what the risks of the device can be.

testing done before and after the product is released is leading to these serious injuries and even death.

Medical devices are medical technologies that can help a patient but often these devices are not fully tested and can lead to a serious injury. There are many examples of patients being harmed by a medical device including hip replacements, vaginal mesh implant migrating to other areas of the body, lap band implants and many others. 

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