According to federal law, hospitals and medical device manufacturers are required to report injuries or deaths that could be caused by defective medical devices. Once the accidental injury or death occurs, the hospitals have 10 days to report the incident to the device manufacturer and the FDA. Recent medical news sources have reported at least 12 well-known and respected hospitals have failed to follow the legal procedure for reporting such injuries which may have led to the further injury or death of additional patients.
The hospitals included in this report are Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The devices listed in the report were duodenoscopes, morcellator, joint, and organ implants, infusion pumps, heater-cooler units, and ventilators. In some cases, hospital staff lacked the proper training and did not know they were required by federal law to report the incidents to the FDA and the device manufacturer.
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If you were injured by a defective medical device or if you lost of loved one due to complications with their medical device, our skilled Kansas City product liability attorney investigate your case and fight for you to receive proper compensation for your loss. While there is nothing that can bring back a loved one, our attorneys can stand with you helping ensure the hospital, or manufacturer is held responsible for their negligence in failing to act.