This Event In Support Of Proposed Medical Device Safety Act Is Organized By The "Campaign to Stop Corporate Immunity" Group
(Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com)
The Campaign to Stop Corporate Immunity (CSCI) group has arranged for some patients injured by defective medical devices -- such as the recalled Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead wires that were used in certain defibrillators -- to be in Washington, DC on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 for the purpose of "showing" our Representatives and Senators why they should vote in support of the Medical Device Safety Act (MDSA; HR 1346 / S 540).
The CSCI group is calling their event Medical Device Patient Lobby Day.
I believe that if more people knew the stories of how these patients were injured by their defective medical device and then learned that the company which made that device was shielded from any legal liability, i.e., complete and full immunity, we would hear a public outcry.
Please help spread the word about this March 31 Medical Device Patient Lobby Day in Washington, DC (sorry about the short notice) and, more importantly, let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about the proposed Medical Device Safety Act.
In closing, I thank the CSCI for arranging this Medical Device Patient Lobby Day and I hope this event serves to advance awareness about the tragic effects of federal preemption in the context of legal claims involving defective medical devices.