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Dangerous medical devices and the Food and Drug Administration

Medical devices and medical products such as replacement hips, heart stents, surgical mesh -- and other implantable devices we rely on for our health -- are supposed to be safe. However, no one is perfect and mistakes can be made during the design and manufacture of these medical products. As soon as a dangerous product is discovered, it's vital that governments, hospitals, medical service providers and doctors warn consumers, remove the items from the market and take immediate action to curb the potential for injury and death.

Hip implant injury litigation in Texas

As we grow older, different parts of our bodies may wear out and stop functioning. In some cases, the worn out body parts can be replaced -- like in the case of hip implants. However, there can be complications associated with hip implants that doctors don't always tell us about. If you have been injured by a faulty hip implant, you might be entitled to pursue financial compensation in court.

What you should know about defective medical devices

Although medical devices must undergo extensive testing to determine whether or not they are safe, sometimes the dangers of a medical device do not get revealed until after numerous patients have received them. When a device is determined to be dangerous or defective, doctors will usually carry out one of the following two actions:

Why is transvaginal mesh dangerous?

Doctors use transvaginal mesh to strengthen the structure of the vaginal wall. Transvaginal mesh may be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which pelvic organs shift out of position due to weakened pelvic muscles. The mesh is also used to treat stress urinary incontinence, a condition that results in weakened bladder control.

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