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How to report a Defective Medical Device Injury

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

A medical device is defined as a product which is used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, in therapy, or in surgery, according to an online definition. Although medical devices are meant to aid medical professionals in improving the health of their patients, hundreds of medical devices are recalled each year.

Whether a manufacturer was overeager to put their device on the market and rushed the production without putting it through adequate tests first, or the instructions were poorly written and the device was too commonly misused, there are defective medical device injuries every day. However, if you find a problem with your medical device, it is critical that you report it not only to your doctor, but also to the FDA.

The FDA has a website called MedWatch that is specifically for reporting these injuries and defects, and it contains information on exactly how to report them. The website states, “In order to keep effective medical products available on the market, the FDA relies on the voluntary reporting of these events.”

If you find yourself in a situation where you are suffering injuries due to a defective medical product, you first need to alert your doctor and ensure that you are healthy and receiving the care that you need. Then click this link to the MedWatch website, where you can fill out a report about your specific injury and the device that caused it online, print it to mail in, or find other related information.

Once you have taken care of your health and reported your injury to the FDA, it is in your best interest to contact an Illinois defective medical products attorney. You may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Our defective medical products lawyers are here to listen and help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today!

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