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Defective Medical Devices

How Likely Are You to Get Into An Accident

Davidson County is one of the most populated areas in Tennessee. With more people per square mile on the roads, it stands to reason that you have a higher chance of being in an accident. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to stay safe this [...]
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Proton Pump Inhibitors: How Long Term Use is Linked to Deadly Side Effects

Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs, reduce stomach acid by blocking the enzyme that produces the acids.
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Why You Should Get A Second Opinion on Your Defective Medical Device

If you believe that the medical device prescribed to you or installed during surgery has malfunctioned or is no longer working, it is important for you to seek a second opinion. 
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Common Causes of a Medical Device Failure

Have you ever wondered why your medical device might have failed? Many people suffer from injuries caused by a medical device that has been inserted in them or that they carry regularly.
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Transvaginal mesh: Complications are possible

For many years, transvaginal mesh has been used as a means of strengthening the structure of the vaginal wall. While the use of this flexible patch is primarily for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, there are other conditions where it might [...]
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Defective medical devices can lead to life-threatening conditions

The problem with defective medical devices is how quickly they can become a danger to the people who need them. Imagine a child who needs an inhaler for asthma, for example. To get the medicine out of the vial, you must compress it within the handheld unit. If that unit fails, [...]
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Medical device software safety questions

Medical device software is an important part of the medical industry. The software is required so various devices can operate effectively. If the software fails at any point it can lead to various issues with the patient. Today, we will discuss safety surrounding medical devices [...]
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Veterans Affairs to track faulty medical devices

Earlier this month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced their intention to set up a registry of former service members' implanted medical devices. The VA will manage the new database along with the assistance of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [...]
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Tips for handling a medical device recall

Getting old is never fun. There are parts of your body that just decide to stop working properly. Even if you are not that old you might need to have a medical device installed to help you walk, help your heart beat or help you maintain a proper sugar level. Whatever the reason, [...]
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Could a medical device you use be a fake?

Would it shock you to know that 8 percent of medical devices -- including things like plates, surgical mesh and screws that are meant to be inserted inside the bodies of patients -- are fakes?
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