Proposed Bill Would Force Manufacturers to Monitor Medical Implants

Posted on Dec 28, 2011

According to the New York Times, a bill has been introduced in the Senate that would oblige manufacturers to monitor medical implants after approval.

This follows numerous problems with artificial hip implants and other types of implants that have led to serious injuries or the need for additional surgery. By passing the bill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would be able to enforce the tracking of implants.

Complaints have been on the rise, with the FDA approving certain medical implants that are similar to ones presently on the market. The FDA doesn’t require that these new devices be tested. 

Yet thousands of the implants that have been approved without being tested have shown to have a large rate of failure. While this new bill wouldn’t require testing before approval, it would require manufacturers to track the performance of these implants.

In addition, 5 major manufacturers of medical devices and implants—Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Holdings, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and C.R. Bard—received letters from 3 senators asking them to produce documents which show how they track recall and product safety devices.

If you were seriously injured by a medical device, you should consult with a Kentucky defective product attorney. An attorney will evaluate your case to determine if you have the right to pursue a claim.

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