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Hold your medical device manufacturer accountable!

Last year was marked by a significant number of medical device recalls according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The number of recalled units in 2019 was higher than its been during the previous four years. Technological failures can be blamed for much of the medical device recalls that happened in 2019.

FDA data shows that there were some 50 medical devices recalled in 2019. There were recalls for at least 32 devices in both 2017 and 2018. There were 39 in 2016, 32 in 2015 and an alarming 60 in 2014.

Many industry analysts believe that computer technology problems could be causing a lot of these recalls to happen.

Federal regulators only gained the ability to start tracking problems with devices in 2018. Up until then, there was no organized way to do so. It's in 2018 that the Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) program was instituted. Virtually all medical devices are now assigned unique codes as part of this program. This allows regulators a better way to track which units have problems so that they can be more proactive in warning others about them.

There are many types of medical devices on the market. Breast implants, hip and knee replacement parts, pacemakers are just some of the many units that doctors implant in patients every day here in the United States.

While many patients go on to lead healthier and more productive lives as a result of them being implanted with these devices, there are those rare few that have adverse reactions to them. An attorney can review the details of your case and advise you whether you may be able to sue its manufacturer for putting consumers at risk.

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