The House Energy and Commerce Sub-Committee on Health listened to testimony this week on a bill that would effectively nullify a 2008 Supreme Court decision to grant immunity to the manufacturers of a few federally approved medical devices, including ones that may be defective products or have product deficiencies.
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego believe that defective medical devices and ones with product deficiencies can cause you pain and suffering and then you need help to pay all the medical bills. Wrongful death and fatal accidents can occur if an injured person uses a medical device that is found to have products liabilities.
If you were in a car accident, where you experienced several personal injuries, including a spinal cord injury, you would most likely receive a medical device to help relieve the pain and suffering in your back. But what if you got a defective product and instead of helping you heal from your personal injury, it only worsened the condition?
The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 decision, a direct result of in Riegel v. Medtronic, Incorporated has intensified debate over the proper balance of federal regulation and injured persons’ rights, in relationship to defective medical products and companies that make them.
The San Diego personal injury lawyers at our firm believe that you should research all available options of treatment if you are personally injured in an automobile accident so you can avoid using a defective medical product that will only make your personal injury worse.
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