The FDA has approved 98% of all high risk medical devices submitted within the past fiscal year, making for the highest rate of approval in over a decade and a half. The number of high risk medical devices approved by the FDA has been steadily climbing since 2012 when the approval percentage was 70%. Last year saw 86% of these devices getting approved.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous medical device, you may have options for recourse. Please call Bakersfield product liability attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights.
Approved Does Not Equal Safe
The FDA has to measure a device’s efficacy against its risks, but many devices are exempt from this process due to a loop-hole in the trial phase of approval. If a device is similar enough to an existing product on the market, manufacturers can bypass stringent testing and receive approval based solely on those similarities. This and comparable oversights place hundreds of thousands of people at risk every year.
If you have been injured by a defective product, even one approved by the FDA and used as directed, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation today. We maintain offices in Bakersfield to better serve victims of personal injury throughout California.