Record-Breaking Year for Medical RecallsMark Clore ·
According to the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), 2014 has been a record-breaking year, but not in a good way. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working at break-neck speeds to get dangerous drugs and unsafe medical devices off shelves. The number of faulty products is alarmingly high, which means consumers have been at a much greater risk for personal injury this year than in prior years. Recall Classification The FDA breaks their recalls into three classes.
- Class III recalls involve items which are not likely to cause someone harm. The FDA might issue one if the product's labeling is somehow incorrect or not in English.
- Class II recalls involve products which might cause a slight or temporary issue. For example, a medication which is not used to treat life-threatening illnesses, but is under-strength, could be classified as such.
- Class I recalls are the most urgent, and they include defective products that may be fatal or cause serious illness and injury.
- 86% have been Class II recalls
- 7% have been Class III recalls
- 6% have been Class I recalls
Charleston Medical Recall AttorneyThe impact that these defective products and unsafe drugs can have is devastating. They can cause injury and cut lives short. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a harmful medical product, you may be entitled to compensation. Moreover, bringing your case to light may help put an end to the release of hazardous products. If you'd like more information or a consultation at no charge, please use our online form or speak directly with one of our attorneys by calling 1(800)610-2546.
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