Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Report on injuries caused by heart medical devices
A new study released today by the national consumer rights group Center for Justice & Democracy finds that medical devices for the heart have caused thousands of needless injuries and deaths, yet patients currently have no legal recourse against reckless medical device manufacturers. The release of the report comes one day before dozens of patients living with faulty medical devices head to Washington D.C. to urge Congress to restore their legal rights. Legislation has currently been introduced in both Houses of Congress that seeks to do this by overturning the Supreme Court's ruling in Riegel vs. Medtronic. The full report is available here. Click here for an Executive Summary.