On August 4, patients from across the country who have been harmed by defective medical devices will travel to attend a hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. The 2:30 PM hearing, entitled “Protecting Patients from Defective Medical Devices” will be preceded by a press conference from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the Russell Senate building room 485.

Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron will open the press conference, with Senator Harkin (D-IA) and several medical device patients speaking about why Congress must quickly take action to pass the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009. The event will also feature a screening of AFJ’s film “Hit and Run”. If you are interested in attending the press conference please contact Lisa Hayes at LHayes@afj.org or 202-822-6070.

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