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.
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
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
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.