Potential plaintiffs in defective medical device litigation oftentimes feel like the prospect of going up against a giant medical company is simply too much and, as a result, maybe they shouldn’t take up their case after all. However, individuals in Texas and throughout America who have been injured by defective medical devices need to remember that, through their efforts, they may be saving the lives of others. A crucial tool in those efforts became available earlier this year.
According to a recent report, a Federal Drug Administration internal database contained information about many claims of injuries that medical devices have caused in recent years, but that information was only previously available to those who submitted requests to the FDA under the Freedom of Information process. Now, the information in that database is available to all and, according to the reports, almost 6 million records are available.
It appears that most of the information is geared toward reports of how certain medical devices malfunctioned, and how often. Such information, as our readers in Texas can probably imagine, could be a huge boon to those who are contemplating pursuing a lawsuit against a medial device manufacturer.
Plaintiffs in these types of lawsuits usually feel like they need all the help they can get. The recently released information from the FDA could be just that. Anyone who believes they have been injured by a faulty medical device, or who believes their health status has been negatively affected by such a device, may need to explore potential legal options.