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Investigation Reveals How Medical Device Sales Representatives Play a Role in Patient Injuries

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A recent Kaiser Health News investigation, as reported by Modern Healthcare, demonstrates that medical device sales representatives for various products play a substantial role in patient injuries. Whether the medical device at issue is for a spinal procedure, a hip replacement procedure, or a hernia mesh procedure, a sales representative is likely standing in the operating room.

Lawsuit Takes Aim at the Relationship Between Surgeons, Medical Device Companies and Sales Representatives

Far too often, sales representatives are the prime sources of information for surgeons and doctors concerning new medical devices. Many doctors learn how to use new devices at continuing education seminars. Furthermore, many doctors are hired as “thought leaders” and consultants who receive compensation for using and promoting a company’s medical device.

One patient who underwent a spinal operation with the use of a company’s artificial disk implant has filed a lawsuit against not only the medical device company and its distributor but also the surgeon who implanted the device along with the sales representative who worked with the surgeon.

According to the lawsuit, the orthopedic surgeon who implanted an artificial disk did not have the proper size implant. The sales representative who promoted the medical device to the surgeon did not have the proper size for the surgeon to use. Nonetheless, the procedure went forward, causing the patient to suffer injuries, which required another procedure to remove and replace the implant.

Contact the Defective Medical Device Lawyers of Searcy Denney Today

Have you been injured by a defective medical device? Have you experienced complications following a medical device procedure and wonder if the medical device is to blame? To answer these questions, you should consider speaking with a defective medical device lawyer with a reputation for success.

At Searcy Denney, our defective medical device lawyers are true advocates who fight to the fullest extent possible to help their clients receive compensation for their injuries. To find out whether Searcy Denney can help you with your potential legal claim, contact our office today by calling (800) 780-8607 or completing a case inquiry form on our website.

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