Defective Medical Devices
Medical devices and equipment can sometimes be defective causing them to be dangerous and in some cases, deadly. The U.S. FDA closely monitors the devices and medical products as they do our food and medicine. Even so, medical devices can be defective by design or the manufacturing process.
Faulty and defective devices lead to product liability claims when a person is injured as a result. In some cases, the injured victims don’t always survive and their family has to handle the situation. According to PubMed, from July 1999 through June 2000, over 10,000 medical devices were found to be defective in some way. Those are some scary figures, especially when it comes to devices meant to help heal and save lives.
Whether it's a pacemaker or any kind of medical device, no patient expects to get injured from a trusted medical device or equipment.Medical Device Recalled
Here is a list of just a few defective medical devices that were recently recalled. For a full list that’s more up to date check the FDA site, the list is updated as often as possible.
- Catheters: In less than a year around 5 catheters were recalled for the following reasons: separation of tubing, a risk of blocked guidewires, as well as, the tubes splitting or separating during use.
- Defibrillator: When it comes to the defibrillators, the main reason for the recalls pertained to electrical failure and other electric issues.
- Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulator: This device was recalled because it was contaminated with harmful chemicals that might be toxic to your organs and tissues!
- Testing Systems: A majority of the testing system recalls were because the machines were providing inaccurate results. That can be fatal!
If you or a loved one has been injured due to defective medical devices, consider contacting an attorney to review your case.How Hiring A New Hampshire Attorney Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve
Before signing any documentation related to your injury, consider hiring an attorney to review your claim. Most insurance companies aren't eager to fully compensate an injured patient. Doctors, hospitals, and manufacturers of medical devices/equipment often have attorneys fighting hard on their behalf to protect their rights. Injured victims of faulty medical devices are often awarded a small amount of compensation that’s barely enough to cover medical expenses.Contact Us Today!
At Anzalone Law Firm, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers want to help you obtain the monetary compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. During your consultation, you will have your case reviewed, claims filled, insurance dealt with, as well as, help you through the tough legal documentation. Ultimately, an our attorney can help you receive the justice you deserve.