Recalls of defective medical devices, including faulty hip implants, affected more than 123 million units during the second quarter of 2012, breaking the 100-million-unit mark for the first time since the third quarter of 2010, according to a report from ExpertRecall, a division of the medical waste disposal company Stericycle. If you were injured or a loved one was killed as a result of a defective medical device or dangerous prescription drug, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long are ready to fight for the financial compensation you need and justice you deserve. According to ExpertRecall, approximately 123.5 million medical devices were recalled in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of nearly 50 percent over the number of units recalled in the previous quarter. Also on the rise was the number of safety incidents reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The ExpertRecall index showed a 35 percent increase in the number of safety-related incidents registered with the CPSC over the previous quarter. These reports include potential hazards, instances of injuries, side-effects and wrongful deaths associated with defective consumer products. There were also 69 pharmaceutical recalls in the second quarter of 2012, affecting approximately 12 million units of defective drugs. The number of prescription drug recalls were relatively unchanged from the previous quarter. If you were harmed or a family member died due to a defective medical device or dangerous prescription pharmaceutical, please contact the Mobile, Alabama, product liability lawyers at Long & Long for your free case consultation.