New Safety Act for Faulty Medical Devices Long Overdue Says Texas Defective Products Attorney | Law Firm Newswire

New Safety Act for Faulty Medical Devices Long Overdue Says Texas Defective Products Attorney

Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 27, 2012 - Hip implants, knee replacement devices, and vaginal and hernia mesh products are the latest defective medical devices that have caused serious injuries in patients. “New technologies should not get fast-tracked, only to have patient safety compromised,” said Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “Better efforts should be in place to institute recalls quicker and put more safeguards in place to protect patients.”

Late last year, legislation was introduced to discover problematic medical devices sooner and manage recalls better. The three Senators behind the legislation also sent investigative letters to five top companies that had recalled medical devices to learn how they conduct post-market surveillance and manage recalls. The Medical Device Patient Safety Act would enable the Food and Drug Administration to mandate clinical studies post-market for devices that are deemed riskier, especially if they were cleared in the 510(k) expedited review process. The FDA could mandate conditional clearance pending on safety studies in the 510(k) process too. Also, the bill would implement Government Accountability Office guidelines for recalls.

“The bipartisan efforts to get this legislation passed show that the FDA needs to be able to act quickly when patient harm is identified,” said Hale. “Defective devices increase personal health care costs and suffering, hurt our economy, and lessen the credibility of other products that might be perfectly safe. The glitz of pharmaceutical marketing must be tempered by tougher regulations and FDA safeguards.”

Individuals should seek prompt legal counsel when dealing with a defective medical device. John Hale is a Texas defective products lawyer and Ellis County personal injury lawyer helping injury victims near Dallas, Texas. Learn more at

The Hale Law Firm
100 Executive Court, Suite 3
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Call: 888.425.3911

View Larger Map

  • Texan Government and Legal Professionals Offer Tips for Safe and Happy Driving This Holiday Season
    Year after year, Texas leads the nation in traffic fatalities due to drunk driving. Add to that the still-growing spike in fatal crashes due to the energy boom, and Texans have good reason to think carefully about staying safe on the road this holiday season. Auto accidents can be financially, emotionally and physically devastating, especially during the holidays. Fortunately, it is easy to reduce the risk of being involved in a crash. Stay off the road after 1:00 a.m. Most drunk driving accidents occur between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Even if most people drive sober, inevitably, some will not. […]
  • Stunning Breakthrough Offers Hope for Paralyzed Spinal Cord Injury Patients
    An electrical stimulation implant has helped four paralyzed men regain the ability to move their legs.  The device, called an epidural spine stimulator, was implanted in the men as part of a study undertaken by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Louisville. One of the patients in the study, Kent Stephenson, is from Mount Pleasant, Texas. At 21, he was involved in a motocross accident that left him without sensation or motor control from the chest down. Today, he can move his legs, stand on his own and distinguish between types of touch. In addition, […]
  • Expert Links Football Players’ Concussions to Behavioral Problems, Slams NFL Settlement Deal
    A brain injury expert from Boston University is speaking out for players he feels have been unfairly excluded from a settlement deal in the class action lawsuit against the NFL over the health effects of play-related brain injury. Robert Stern filed an affidavit with the court and then took his story to the press, telling The Associated Press (AP) that the compensation in the settlement may be going to the wrong people. Stern told AP reporters that behavioral problems, including domestic violence, drug addiction and suicide, can all be caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy — also known as CTE — […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Get headlines from Law Firm Newswire sent right to your inbox.

* indicates required