The publication Consumer Reports has been long known for it’s reviews of products including automobiles and home appliances, but has now taken on medical devices. Consumer Reports President, Jim Guest wrote an email to 1 Million Americans earlier this year stating, “The implant that fixed your knee or your heart may actually be a ticking time bomb that could disable or kill you. This isn’t science fiction. Millions of medical devices including artificial hips, contact lens solution, heart stents and pacemakers are being recalled- 700 different products a year. And the vast majority of recalled products were never safety tested in humans, because the manufacturers claimed they were ‘similar’ to products already on the market. The fast-track approval process is known in the industry as Pre-market notification, or 510(k) (the section of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.)
Author: Sarah Showardhttp://showardlaw.com
Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990.