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Medical Devices Claim To Be Safe

Posted on in Defective Medical Devices

Portable bed rails give the impression that they will be protective. Yet according to the Biomedical Safety & Standards, bed rails actually increase injury and death. The Federal Trade Commission has been asked to demand that manufacturers stop using false advertising. Consumers have filed 525 deaths to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration involving the bed rails. Another 155 deaths were reported separately to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Biomedical Safety & Standards also states that a fall with bed rails is worse for consumers than without them.

Even with all of these claims, the manufacturer still states that the bed rails will make any bed safer. Consumers have made a petition asking the FDA to order the manufacturer to stop advertising this statement. The market standpoint of safety that the bed rail manufacturers have taken are unproven, which continues to infuriate consumers more. Bed rails for children have lots of restrictions so that they will reduce injury or death. However, these restrictions are not the same for adults.

The number of deaths caused by the bed rails is higher than the number that were reported. Many consumers do not know that they should report any injuries or deaths due to the bed rails to the FDA or CPSC. It is not not only important to report injuries or deaths related to a defective medical device, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries or for a wrongful death. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

If you or anyone you know has been injured or harmed by one of these bed rails or any medical product, you should immediately contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP to help you. There are many offices throughout the Illinois area in

Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Libertyville, Chicago, Waukegan, and Itasca.

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