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A medical device that might make you eligible for compensation

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

Back in 2010, the FDA sent an open warning letter to DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., because the company had started producing and marketing their metal-to-metal joint replacement device Trumatch without an FDA approval. The company was also marketing a hip replacement device in cases where it had no approval for doing so.

In case of the metal-to-metal joint device, it was possible for people to get the device installed, because the company started offering the device for sale. However, since there was no FDA approval, this should have never happened. The warning letter to the company clearly explains that they had no approval, and thus they broke the law by offering the product for sale.

A product released to the public without FDA approval is a perfect example of a device that can cause serious problems patients who purchase such a product as part of their treatment. If a person were to suffer from serious problems with a medical device that was not FDA approved, this would certainly mean the victim would be a candidate eligible for compensation.

Annually, a number of people suffer because of unexpected medical product or medical device issues. Not all of these cases are taken to court, but sometimes a victim receives compensation after court proceedings. If you or a loved one are suffering because of a faulty medical product or device, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney that handles these cases. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can be contacted through our six northern Illinois locations.

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