MDM: Medical Device Mayhem
is no term for medical devices which failed to have proper basic
research and have been marketed for profit without proper informed
consent and proper review or data bases. This has been seen in the
Dalkon Shield, Ovabloc, Essure and other devices that have mutilated the
body causing physical harm and psychological and family/life
complications. If there is no term it is difficult to educate the public
and government to make things understood so that these issues can be
discussed properly and action take place. Language is needed to deal
with complex medical issues and thus I am giving a name to these events
so we have a foundation to build on.
MDM stands for "Medical Device Mayhem". MDM means a device was created and for a variety of reasons it has come to exist, and it has caused Mayhem. Mayhem is an action that renders the patient a victim in a disorder of confusion, depression, and havoc. It also has the same effect on loved ones and friends of the victim.
MDM renders the victim impaired so that they cannot function from a previously normal status in which they were functional and could protect themselves. The injury inflicted is from the device (procedure) and its use. Data provided have shown its use and application can cause significant permanent crippling, mutilation, dysfunction and or disfigurement of the human body.
That these events have been committed needlessly, or with willful damage or negligence, and with intent, and by the nature of the event can be classified as an act of violence. As an act of violence these events should all be filed at the state level as victims of violent crime.~ Dr. Vikki Hufnagel, MD
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