Although there are numerous federal agencies that are charged with approving products and overseeing the use of consumer products in the United States, a shocking number of defective products still make it to consumers. Defective medical products are no exception. Defective products in general cause over $500 billion in injuries, deaths and property damage each year and are responsible for 22,000 deaths and $29 million in injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).