Lawyer-funded and investor-backed advertising is misleading patients into seeking legal action for non-faulty devices, or worse, having their medical device removed without consulting their doctor through unnecessary, expensive and potentially harmful procedures. These ads deceive patients into thinking their medical devices are faulty according to government authorities, but this is simply untrue. Deceptive attorney advertising poses an unacceptable threat to patient safety.
The FDA’s 510(k) pre-market review process for medical devices provides strong protections to American patients and promotes medical innovation.
We are advocates protecting patients from risks associated with deceptive, third-party funded advertisements. We support the doctor-patient relationship and seeking proper medical, not legal, advice for any medical device and health-related concerns.