Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Getting a Medical Device
January 1st, 2018| Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product lawyers know that being informed and knowledgeable about your medical treatment can be your best defense against a medical device injury. Before getting a medical device, ask your doctor the following questions:
- What are the device’s side effects, warnings, and current status? Medical devices can provide life-changing relief, but all patients should weigh potential side effects and warnings before using them. In addition, patients should be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains a database of recalled medical devices, which gets updated multiple times weekly.
- Is the device necessary? Some medical devices, especially implants, may provide permanent solutions to many health problems. But their permanence can lead to serious complications. Asking your doctor whether the device is necessary and if your health problems can be solved via alternative treatments can help you avoid potentially dangerous complications.