FDA Alerts: Responding to Reports of Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides warnings regarding defective drugs and medical devices, but only after these dangers have been reported to the FDA or researchers publish medical studies revealing the risks.

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Unspoken Dangers: The Hidden Risks of Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

All too often, the manufacturers of defective drugs and medical devices knew of the risks associated with their products, but failed to warn patients. As a result, many patients are exposed to defective drugs and medical devices—and injured by these products—before these patients were warned of the dangers.

Serious Injuries from Defective Medical Devices: IVC Filters, Pelvic Mesh, and Hernia Mesh

Defective medical devices causing serious injuries include the following:

  • inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) causing vein and organ perforation, strut fractures, device migration and death
  • pelvic mesh (transvaginal mesh) causing tissue erosion, perforations and fistulas requiring a second surgery to remove the mesh product
  • abdominal hernia mesh causing adhesions, bowel obstruction, perforations and fistulas requiring a second surgery to remove the mesh product

If you were injured by a defective drug or medical device, you may be eligible for compensation

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