Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Device Safety Act

Defective medical devices can lead to the serious injury or death of innocent people. For this reason Georgia injury lawyers representing victims of defective and dangerous products were dismayed when the Supreme Court decision in Riegel v. Medtronic, held that consumers can’t sue medical device companies over medical devices that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Now, victims of these dangerous products who say they were injured by faulty medical devices want Congress to pass legislation called the Medical Device Safety Act, that would override the Supreme Court decision.
Congressional Lawmakers are scheduled to hold a hearing this week on legislation that would nullify a Supreme Court decision that prevents consumers from seeking damages for injuries caused by federally approved medical devices. Support for the Medical Device Safety Act has been fueled by news of the Sprint Fidelis Pacemaker Wire and other faulty medical devices. Although device makers argue that the Bill will have a chilling effect on medical innovation and patient safety, there is no evidence to support such a conclusion. To the contrary, such a bill would enhance patient safety and make manufacturers accountable for faulty medical devices
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured as a result of a faulty medical device, contact the product liability lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP for a free consultation..

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