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Current Medical Device Recalls and How They Are Handled
It can be unsettling to hear about medical device recalls because products that were manufactured to improve health are clearly not working the way they should be. Their defect may not directly harm us, but if they fail to treat a medical issue properly, it could be the difference between life and death.
When medical devices are recalled, they do not necessarily have to be returned to the company immediately; they will sometimes just need to be checked or fixed on site. An implanted device does not always have to be removed, but sometimes doctors will sit down with patients to explain the recall and discuss the risk of removing the device compared to the risk of leaving it in place.
According to the FDA, these are the most recent recalls of medical devices (as of December 2012):
A full list of recalled medical devices for 2012 and past years can be found on the FDA's website, but if you have any current concerns, be sure to speak to your doctor.
If you were injured because of a defective product like a medical device, contact Austin attorney Earl Straight for a free consultation at 512-454-1331.