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How Do Doctors Treat Patients Who Received Defective Medical Devices?

by Staff Blogger | December 11th, 2018

When prescription or over-the-counter drugs are recalled, patients can contact their doctors to find suitable replacements or stop taking the affected medications (if advised). But when medical devices are recalled, patients often need surgery to remove the devices. And in some cases, there may not be a suitable replacement to help manage their health problems

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How Do Defective Medical Devices End Up on the Market?

by Staff Blogger | September 18th, 2018

When patients receive medical devices, such as joint replacements or pacemakers, they expect an improvement in their health and a reduction in the severity of related symptoms. But for countless patients every year, medical devices only worsen their health. Some may even experience life-threatening complications. With so much testing and strict standards for products—especially in

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How Can You Tell if Your Joint Replacement Is Failing?

by Staff Blogger | September 11th, 2018

Knee implants and hip replacements are common medical devices. In fact, CNN reports that around 700,000 people receive knee replacements each year in the U.S. and another 400,000 receive hip replacements. Joint replacements promise to restore lost mobility and reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation. But for many patients, they create the problems they’re supposed to

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Why Do Some Medical Devices Cause Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 26th, 2018

Like the pharmaceutical industry, the medical device industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry with more and more devices being released every year. Medical devices promise to relieve the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, but they can also pose significant dangers—especially when they’re not designed or manufactured with safety in mind. There are three primary

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