When medical devices are not adequately tested, many people become victims to their failure — such as with the DePuy metal hips,” said managing partner Jeffrey Lichtman.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
Amid the latest round of metal-on-metal hip replacement recalls, studies being ordered on transvaginal mesh and at least 20 deaths due to faulty heart defibrillator wires (as reported by the Wall Street Journal on March 27), the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under fire to create a more rigorous safety monitoring program for medical devices.
Recognizing a rise in injuries due to defective medical devices and the need for better testing, the New York law firm Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman recently released a new website focused on helping patients injured by defective devices.
“When medical devices are not adequately tested, many people become victims to their failure — such as with the DePuy metal hips,” said managing partner Jeffrey Lichtman. “When people do not have adequate warnings about dangerous drugs like Avandia and Yaz, they continue to take the medications and suddenly find themselves victims of serious side effects. It isn’t until after a heart attack that you suddenly realize the medication you’ve been taking to help you has actually been harming you.”
Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman has launched a website dedicated to educating those looking for help understanding how medical device injuries occur and how FDA recalls work. By visiting Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman’s Medical Device Resources, individuals can learn more about how the FDA approves medical devices and why recalls occur. The resource center also answers frequently asked questions about defective medical devices and provides links that allow you to determine whether your device has been approved by the FDA and how to choose the right medical device for you.
The medical device injury lawyers at Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, along with their team of experienced support staff, have represented thousands of injured New Yorkers over the past 40 years. The firm handles personal injury cases throughout New York City and the five boroughs, including cases involving medical malpractice, defective medical devices and dangerous drugs, motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, nursing home negligence and elder abuse.
To contact attorney Jeff Lichtman or any of the firm’s New York personal injury lawyers, call 646-363-6787 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.medicaldevicedefectlawyer.com.