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Patient Safety & Deceptive Advertising

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.

Goal 1

Identify & Address Deceptive Attorney Advertising

In 2019, Texas and Tennessee passed legislation to protect patients by eliminating deceptive attorney advertising that targeted life-saving medication and medical devices. Other states must follow suit.

Goal 2

Enhance Litigation Funding Transparency

Deceptive medical device ads are typically funded through firms that front money to lawyers and businesses that specialize in claim generation to profit off misleading patients into dubious lawsuits and dangerous surgeries.

Goal 3

Support FDA’s Decision-Making Authority on Medical Device Safety

The FDA’s 510(k) pre-market review process for medical devices provides strong protections to American patients and promotes medical innovation.

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AdvaMed Submits Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Concerning Third-Party Litigation Funding

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WASHINGTON – Today, AdvaMed, the Medtech Association, submitted a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability regarding the Committee’s consideration of an issue that threatens to undermine the foundatio

Medical Device Mass Tort TV Ad Trends - Q1 2023 - ET - 5.2.23

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More than 12,000 television advertisements soliciting medical device injury claims aired in the first quarter of the year, but this was less than half that of the previous quarter. In the first quarter from January through March, over $1.3 million was spent to air these litigation-related ads and

Medical Device Mass Tort TV Ad Trends - Q2 2023 - 7.31.23

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Estimated spending on medical device claims solicitation advertising increased dramatically from the first to the second quarter, when $4.25 million was spent to air these ads during television programming throughout the nation.

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.