What Happens When the FDA Issues a Medical Device Recall?

If you’ve been hurt by a defective medical device, one of the first things you can do to look into legal action is whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which oversees medical devices, has issued any warnings about your particular device.

When you meet with a Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm, we’ll review your medical history, how long you’ve had the device, the types of pain you’re experiencing, and other factors. When the FDA issues a recall, it is a formal way for them to address a problem with a medical device that violates FDA regulations and is considered a risk to public health.

Just because a medical device is recalled doesn’t mean that people should stop using the product. Recalls may be issued for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of medical device recalls are…

  • Adjusting settings on the device
  • Destroying the device
  • Inspecting the device for problems
  • Monitoring patients for health issues
  • Notifying patients of a problem
  • Re-labeling the device
  • Repairing the device

If you were injured by a defective medical device, you may be owed compensation. Find out how a Connecticut Personal Injury Attorney at Carter Mario Law Firm can help you get the compensation you need for your recovery.