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Defective medical device: FDA vows to change methods of approval

There are a multitude of individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere who have medical devices implanted in their bodies to assist with everyday treatment and care. Many consider the testing procedures that govern these products to be lacking, especially since a defective medical device can pose a significant threat to a person's health. However, recent reports indicate that The Food and Drug Administration plans to revise the procedures involved with approving medical devices.

According to reports, the FDA has released a statement advising that it is planning a major overhaul to medical device testing procedures. It claims these changes will be directed at ensuring all new devices are in compliance with safety regulations. While companies were previously allowed to release products that were similar in design to existing models, these products would have to undergo clinical tests before being approved for use.

These proposed changes come after decades of criticism over the approval of risky or dangerous products. Defective devices such as faulty hip replacements and surgical mesh have caused a multitude of patients to suffer serious harm to health. Unfortunately, these changes will not take place over night, and many may still be subjected to potentially harmful products in the meantime.

Suffering serious harm due to a defective medical device can be catastrophic, and the threat these devices could pose to one's health can be substantial. Those who experience harm due to a dangerous device may be entitled to seek restitution, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Tennessee that can assist a client in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a products liability lawsuit.

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