Synthes Inc., a medical device maker located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and four of its executives were indicted on June 16, 2009 on federal charges they incorrectly promoted a bone filler for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration.
The wrongful promotion of Norian XR caused the wrongful deaths of three people, and makes Synthes responsible for fines of up to $8 million.
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego believe it is important for companies who create treatments and products that cure personal injury should not market its products for uses they were not designed for.
The use of medical products in ways it was not designed can cause lead to personal injury or wrongful death. A medical device used improperly can cause more severe or permanent disabilities like paralysis (i.e. paraplegia & quadriplegia) or wrongful death.
Four four executives were charged with criminal misdemeanors involving the shipment of unapproved medical devices. No punishment can replace the three lives that were lost because of a medical mistake that could have been easily avoided.
Our personal injury attorneys in San Diego are disappointed to find out doctors are improperly using medical devices because the company producing those devices were marketed improperly.
That irresponsibility caused the wrongful deaths of three people. Hopefully, these and other wrongful deaths will make companies think twice before repeating the same mistake.
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