• Defective Medical Device Recalls Have Doubled
  • October 13, 2017
  • The quality and reliability of the medical devices used in surgery can greatly alter a patient’s chances of success and recovery.

    According to a recent report from Stericycle, a global, business-to-business services company that manages recall challenges, during the second quarter of 2017, Class I level medical device recalls were up 88 percent. The major problems observed among the 15 serious medical device recalls were quality issues that involved device part malfunctions.

    Quality, of course, is significant. That is because it can encompass a wide array of problems, such as failure to establish durability, the approval of products before they were ready, and poor quality of components.

    A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall because it affects an industry where a lack of quality can result in serious adverse consequences, including fatal injury. That can be a frightening thought for a patient facing a medical procedure.

    If you or someone you love has suffered harm caused by a defective medical device, please call the New Jersey medical product liability lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online for a free consultation. Our offices are centrally located in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, New Jersey and we serve clients throughout the state.