Scientific and technological advances have helped provide a vast array of medications and medical devices that can treat anything from an annoyance as simple as acne to a serious disease like cancer. While many of these have helped manage otherwise painful diseases or illnesses for patients in California, not all have acted as they should have. Sadly, a defective medical device can have a serious impact on an individual's life, and in some instances, action may be necessary.
Although some procedures, such as Lasik, may be readily familiar to most readers, how the eye surgery is actually performed may be less clear. For instance, various lasers can be used to perform this often life-changing surgery. However, after one individual chose to use a laser that had not been FDA approved, at least three different patients suffered bacterial infections in their eyes.