In 2010, the National Research Center for Women and Families reported that 437 million devices were recalled for fear that they could cause serious harm or even kill patients.
Devices such as knee and hip replacements have been recently recalled. In one instance, hip replacement devices were recalled after discovering a design defect could leak cobalt and chromium into the body. The Government Accountability office claims that 83% of 700 product recalls are Class II (or a product that may cause temporary or medically reversible health problems).
If you or someone you know has suffered from injuries due to a defective medical device, contact the Racine defective pharmaceutical and medical products lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.