FDA Approves Alarming Number of Dangerous Medical Devices
The FDA has approved 98% of all high-risk medical devices submitted within the last fiscal year. This marks a 12% increase in approved high-risk devices over 2014, and a shocking 28% increase over 2012. In fact, this last fiscal year has seen the highest number of potentially deadly medical devices approved in the past 15 years.
It is important to remember that FDA approval does not act as a shield against liability when a device causes serious harm. If you have been injured by a dangerous medical device, please call our New Hampshire office at (603) 556-4148 to learn more about your options.
You may be shocked to find out that the FDA approval process has some serious loop-holes. One of these allows medical device manufacturers to bypass testing altogether as long as their device is relatively similar to others currently on the market. However, even devices that have been tested can prove dangerous – and when they cause injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation well in excess of initial insurance offerings.
If you are in need of a defective medical device attorney in New Hampshire or Vermont, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss to schedule a free consultation today.