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Has your Baby been the Victim of a Defective Syringe?

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

Although adult defective medical devices make the news more often, some of the most dangerous devices are those intended for use with children. With so many products and medical devices on the market for children, it can be difficult for parents to stay on stop of which devices are safe to use with infants.

When your child is injured as a result of a defective device, you may be entitled to compensation. You should schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney for more information about your case.

The Perrigo Company recently issued a recall for 18 batches of the infant syringe/acetaminophen combination package when it was discovered that some syringes had no markings for dosage. Without a proper dosage meter, the chances of a parent or caregiver accidentally giving the baby too much medicine could result in problems for the child.

This medicine is an over the counter product sold at retail outlets around the country. The medication is intended for use with infants who are suffering from minor aches and pains. If you are a parent who believes you may have received a defective syringe, report your concerns to the FDA.

If you are a parent, and you're concerned about products or medicines that are intended for children and have been recalled, there are resources you can use to learn more about the potential dangers and your option for recourse if you have been impacted. Organizations like Safe Kids Worldwide publish information about current recalls and public policy initiatives that are intended to improve product safety and limit the number of recalled products that lead to injury and death. Safe Kids collects lists on a monthly basis of child-related product and medical recalls, in addition to general advice on buying and using safe products for kids.

If your child has already been injured due to a defective medical device, contact an Illinois personal injury attorney today.

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