Rottenstein Law Group Applauds the Efforts of Dr. Robert Hauser, an Advocate for More Responsible Medical Devices Testing by the FDA
(New York, NY, April 10, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of vaginal mesh, supports the efforts of Dr. Robert Hauser, a medical professional who is advocating for changes at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will make medical devices safer for consumers.
The author of a recent report on deaths associated with St. Jude Medical’s Riata defibrillator, states, “Hauser is an active voice in the discussions surrounding medical device recalls and the review process,” according to a recent article on the Web site, MassDevice.com. His efforts to make medical devices safer for patients began in 2005, when he told executives at the medical device manufacturer Guidant that they were obligated to inform patients and physicians that Guidant’s cardiac defibrillator implants were sometimes shorting out instead of providing the necessary shocks to patients’ hearts, resulting in their deaths. When Guidant refused, Dr. Hauser took his story to the New York Times. The device was subsequently recalled.
“For Hauser, the [Guidant cardiac defibrillator] illustrates fundamental issues with the FDA’s oversight of medical devices, namely the fast-track 510(k) approval process that allows devices on the market without prior clinical studies and the lack of mandated post-market surveillance for high-risk devices,” the MassDevice article states.
Like Dr. Hauser, the Rottenstein Law Group has long been publicizing the fact that many medical devices were granted FDA approval without having been tested on humans based solely on the products’ substantial similarity to implants that were once approved by the FDA by subsequently taken off the market for safety reasons. The firm has even commissioned an infographic that illustrates the history of the FDA’s approval of dangerous vaginal mesh products.
Anyone seeking more information about transvaginal mesh can visit the Rottenstein Law Group’s Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Information Center. The site has vital information about the dangers of this medical device, along with easy-to-use social media features that allow for easy sharing on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Visitors are also encouraged to link to their own Web sites and blogs in order to spread the word about defective medical products and dangerous drugs.
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