Some of the Most Dangerous Medical Devices Out There

I’m David Salazar with the Safety Guardians. We provide a lot of information here on the blog as well as on YouTube and Facebook. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and join my Facebook group.

We strive to give as much insight and helpful information as possible on common everyday products and how they could pose a serious danger to you if you’re not aware of what to look out for.

Today, we’re going to talk about something that is basically either a medical device or some kind of device that you’ve purchased or were given that you need to be aware of.

First, let’s look at medical devices. We’ve discussed some medical devices in the past. But there are other ones on the market now, especially if you have a medical issue.

 

IVC filters

There’s something called an IVC filter. An IVC filter is a tiny filter that’s basically put in your body to prevent blood clots. A lot of times, these filters break or they fracture and they travel through the bloodstream and actually go to other areas of your body. Then they actually become embedded there and cannot be removed. That’s one thing you need to look out for. IVC filters.

 

Hernia mesh

Another thing is a hernia mesh. A hernia mesh is a mesh that’s put into your body. It’s just what it sounds like. It’s a polyurethane mesh that helps fix a hernia. The problem with these hernia meshes is that they can cause a lot of pain. Or a lot of times, they’re not put in correctly. And sometimes, they can’t be taken out.

A lot of times, what they attach to causes severe pain in people. And they don’t realize that until it’s already too late and they can’t be taken out because scar tissues have already developed over them and it’s impossible to get out. That’s another thing you want to look out for.

 

Earplugs

Earplugs are another thing that I’ve put on my list as something that you need to be aware of. It’s not a medical device per se. But everybody in the military, if you were sent off to Afghanistan, the Middle East, or anywhere for that matter, was given a set of earplugs.

These earplugs were contracted. 3M basically won the government contract and gave out millions of earplugs to all of the United States soldiers. The problem with these earplugs is that they’re defective. They don’t properly fit into your ears.

And a lot of the military will actually agree that they don’t properly seal their ears and they developed a lot of problems, specifically a constant ringing in their ears because of exposure to loud noises over time. The earplugs were not actually doing what they were supposed to do, which was block out the sound.

 

Many people are affected

These are just a few of the things that are currently on the market. And I guarantee you, if you don’t have one of them, you probably know of somebody who does. It’s because these items are so common.

For the hernia mesh, there are over 70,000 cases active right now in litigation. That’s in litigation. There are over 400,000 people in the nation who have actually had this done. Just keep these numbers in mind because it’s mind-boggling how many people it has affected.

Our next series is going to be about products you use, including cars and dangerous devices in your home. I look forward to talking to you. Again, my name is David Salazar and we’re the Safety Guardians. And if you have a product that you believe is extremely dangerous, let us know. We’d love to do some research on it and see if there’s something there and if we can help you out.