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Dems push medical device liability bill

An FDA advisory panel cardiologist has asked Congress to eliminate manufacturers’ blanket immunity from product liability lawsuits over defective medical devices that were approved by the FDA. The cardiologist stated that FDA approval does not mean that a device will not malfunction. The Medical Devices Safety Act of 2009 would provide patients with legal recourse if they are injured by a malfunctioning implanted device.

To read more about the medical device liability bill.