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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: BOCA RATON VERICHIP HUMAN MICROCHCIP

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Event Date 09/28/2009
Event Type  Malfunction  
Event Description

I have the verichip human implantable microchip in my right arm. I was told when i got it 2 years ago, that if i was unable to speak or "knocked out", an emergency room would scan my arm and be able to obtain my health info online. I got the microchip because, i have ankylosing spondalitis and should not be intubated. When i got it, the company told me it could be "easily removed" if i decided i didn't want it in the future. No hospitals are scanning arms for the microchip, so it is completely worthless. The company will not remove it unless it becomes infected and the doctor they had put it in my arm says he is not trained to take it out and i would have to go to a surgeon. How can they train physicians to put something in our body, yet not teach them how to remove it? i went to a surgeon and the surgeon said it would be more dangerous to remove it than just to leave it in. There are many of us around the country who would like to have this removed, but it is not "easy". The firm is not living up to the fda claim they gave us. It is worthless! what can we do? thank you very much. Dates of use: 2007 - 2009. Diagnosis or reason for use: neck is fused. Event abated after use stopped or dose reduced? no. Event reappeared after reintroduction? #1 and #2: no.

 
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Brand NameVERICHIP HUMAN MICROCHCIP
Type of DeviceVERICHIP
Manufacturer (Section D)
BOCA RATON
boca raton FL
MDR Report Key1490748
Report NumberMW5012900
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeNRV
Report Source Voluntary
Reporter Occupation Patient
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 09/28/2009
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received09/28/2009
Is This An Adverse Event Report? No
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator Lay User/Patient
OTHER Device ID NumberDO NOT KNOW
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Is this a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No

Patient TREATMENT DATA
Date Received: 09/28/2009 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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