What’s The FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process and How Does It Hurt Patients?

510(k) Approval Process

Most people believe that any medical device available on the market goes through a thorough and effective approval process. The truth is, this is not always the case. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with analyzing new device applications and granting approval to reasonably safe devices; however, the agency has more than one avenue for approval. In addition to the ordinary application process, the FDA has an approval process called 510(k) approval and it’s putting many patients at risk.

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Types Of Compensation In A Wrongful Death Case

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Losing a loved one is an extremely tragic experience. It can be particularly painful if the death was caused by the negligence of another person or company. For family members who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, getting answers and pursuing justice can potentially help ease the burden of loss. While there is no amount of money that can erase the pain of losing a loved one, families can pursue financial compensation to relieve financial burdens associated with their personal loss.

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What Is A Mass Tort?

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If you have been injured by product such as a medical device, you may have run into the phrase “mass tort” and be wondering exactly what it means. Many injury cases are handled in consolidated litigations called mass torts; and, this type of case can be very beneficial for plaintiffs. Mass torts have several key features that make them different from other types of cases.

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Fitness Trackers Being Used in Lawsuits

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers are becoming a popular trend in today’s society, with devices such as the Fitbit, Apple watch, and Garmin Vivofit leading in popularity. These devices are advertised to monitor your everyday activity levels in an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle. In order to work appropriately, fitness trackers and other wearable technology devices must collect data about the wearer. This data is trackable and works essentially the same as black box data in an automobile or airplane, remaining available for review long after the collection date. This allows users to monitor their motion levels to ensure an increase in exercise and wellness activities over a long stretch of time. Recently, however, this data has been used in lawsuits.

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