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Medication and Medical Device Recalls

As we grow older, we are often more dependent on medications and medical devices to help us throughout our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes residents of nursing homes receive a medical device or medication that is recalled because of a defect or possible dangerous side effect. Many times recalls lead to the need for additional surgeries which may be life-threatening to elderly patients. If a medicine is recalled because of dangerous side effects, this may lead to dangerous health problems for elderly patients. If you feel that someone you care about has been injured in a nursing home due to a defective medical device or dangerous drug recall, then it is important that you speak with a Kentucky nursing home and injury lawyer right away. They will listen to your case and help you to make sure you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.

CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS:How is a Medical Device and Drug Recall Defined?

The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for recalling medical devices that may have defects that lead to additional pain and problems for patients. They are also responsible for recalling medications that may have dangerous or life-threatening side effects for the people who need to take them. A medical device or drug recall sometimes means that the product or device needs to checked over, revised, or fixed. Usually, when the Food and Drug Administration is notified of a recall though, it works with the producer of that product or drug to remove it from the market.

If the defect or side effects are considered really dangerous the Food and Drug Administration will recall it from stores or even from people’s homes. For people that already have devices inside their bodies such as people who live in nursing homes, additional surgery is required to remove and replace the device. This can lead to more serious medical conditions and possibility even death for elderly patients.

What should I do if I think I have a defective medical device or recalled drug?

Kentucky nursing home residents may face more severe problems and medical conditions because of defective medical devices or drug recalls especially since they are more dependent on these items than some other people across the country. This is why it is very important that the first step you take if you feel that someone you care about is suffering an injury due to a defective medical device or a dangerous medication recall, you should speak with the doctor to discuss other options and see if additional treatment or surgery may be needed. You should then speak with your insurance to see if these additional medical treatments will be covered and how much you may need to pay. Finally, you should speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable Kentucky nursing home and injury attorney with the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will review your case to help determine if you are entitled to compensation for the injuries your loved ones have suffered.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options