INSIGHTS On Massachusetts Personal Injury Law

Welcome to the SUGARMAN blog. We'll be sharing our perspectives on the state of the law and current legal issues in Massachusetts personal injury law. Issues relating to medical malpractice, construction site injuries, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, insurance, and more will all be reviewed here by our team of lawyers who have prosecuted some of the most complex cases in Massachusetts personal injury law.

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PBS Special Examines FDA Medical Device Review Process

Many patients who have been implanted with defective medical devices such as transvaginal mesh and Stryker hip implants often question how these products first entered the market and whether the Food and Drug Administration has done enough to ensure that medical devices are safe for patients. In our ongoing research, we recently came across what we believe is an informative PBS “Need to Know” special that discusses both transvaginal mesh implants and metal-on-metal hip implants. The special highlights how doctors in other countries stopped implanting metal-on-metal hips in patients long before doctors in the U.S. and also discusses how mesh manufacturers knew of risks associated with implanting mesh in women, but failed to disclose these risks to patients and their doctors.

The video can be accessed on PBS’ website.