Kaiser Health News recently released an article that reveals a secret FDA reporting avenue that is not accessible to the public. Most doctors and healthcare providers don’t even know about it, which limits their search for any known problems or defects with medical devices they may use. MCT Law Attorney Ilyas Sayeg explains why our Metal on Metal Hip Replacement team is currently investigating.
Recently, we learned through some strong investigative journalism from kaiser Health News that some device manufacturers have been using a secret reporting mechanism to let the FDA know of some problems with their devices. We’ve taken this information and we’re now currently investigating whether any of the device manufacturers that we’re litigating with have also been using this secret mechanism. What this can result in, potentially, is an under reporting of publicly available issues of problems and we need to know whether the products that our clients have had have had secret problems because if they’re secret than the public needs to know.