Because the harmful side effects of medications or medical devices are not always known until after they have been used on patients, Consumer Advocacy News strives to keep the public informed of the most up-to-date issues surrounding prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical devices used by the American public. Every patient has the right to be fully aware of the risks of any medication or device; however, medical industry manufacturers, marketers, and distributors often fail to include the proper safety warnings and risks.
Without detailed knowledge concerning all potential risk factors, neither a patient nor a doctor can make a sufficiently informed decision about using a particular medication or medical implant. With thousands of people hurt and killed each year by the harmful side effects of medications and medical devices, knowledge is the only way that American consumers can keep themselves empowered and protected.
Because pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are not always forthright with information, Consumer Advocacy News provides the public with accurate, up-to-date information on medical industry products they need to look out for. From FDA recalls to new clinical studies, Consumer Advocacy News has you covered.
In the United States, a tort refers to a, “body of rights, obligations, and remedies that is applied by courts in civil proceedings to provide relief for persons who have suffered harm from the wrongful acts of others.”
An MDL stands for multidistrict litigation and is a special legal procedure conducted in federal court that is designed to quickly conduct the handling of complex cases, which can include dangerous drug and medical device lawsuits.
It means the manufacturer made an error either in the design or the fabrication of a product that causes it to not work as intended. This can be especially dangerous in many cases, such as those of faulty medical devices and prescription drugs.
A defective design in a product is one that is so great, the product cannot be utilized for the purposes intended or is even made hazardous as a result of the defect, imperfection, or design flaw. In the case of medical devices, this can be a deadly mistake.