What to Do If Your Medical Device is Defective
Companies that manufacture and sell medical devices have a duty to run proper tests to ensure their products are working safely before they reach the customer. When companies fail to do this, the results can be very dangerous and even life-threatening.
When a company discovers that one of their devices is not working properly and may be violating FDA law, they have the option to correct the problem or completely remove the products from the market. If you are currently using a medical device, whether it be an implant or a drug, you should always keep an eye out for recall lists and be ready to take action. You can find the current recall list on the FDA website here.
Keeping track of product information and documenting your experience is important when handling defective devices. Here are a few pieces of information you should know before reporting a defect:
- Brand name, classification and product code (if known)
- The model or identification number of the device
- A detailed description of any symptoms or side effects you have experienced from the recalled device, including injuries or illnesses
If you or a loved one have experienced the effects of a defective medical device, it’s time to take action. Contact Brown Chiari’s office to evaluate your claim.