Patients place a great deal of trust in their doctors as well as the drugs, procedures, and devices those doctors recommend. For most people, this is a necessary part of receiving medical treatment since very few people have the time or technical training to weigh the pros and cons of every treatment option.
In addition to their trust in their doctor, most of these patients operate on faith that the government wouldn’t allow dangerous devices and medications onto the market. Unfortunately, the systems that review and approve medical devices in the United States sometimes allow problem devices to slip through the cracks.
In this blog article, we’ll explore the loopholes and regulatory gaps that allow defective medical devices to reach the market and sometimes stay there. We’ll also discuss what questions you should ask before using medical devices and the steps you can take if you’ve been harmed by one.