A medical device error can involve a wide array of medical devices intended to help people, not hurt them. It is estimated that over a million people are seriously injured each year by faulty medical devices they own, or that are in their body. The technical term for a medical device would be a tool that was created to help diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases that people are suffering from. Some examples of these devices include wheelchairs, pacemakers, stents, and even home pregnancy tests. If you feel you’ve been injured as the direct result of a medical device error, speak with one our medical lawyers at Catania & Catania today for more information regarding your claims.
Medical device errors can result in a number of ways to the victim. One of the first ways you can suffer from a medical device error would be a clinical issue. Typically, injuries caused by clinical problems are hard to place blame because patients suffer from an existing condition. It can be argued that injury or death was the result of the medical device malfunctioning. In either way, negligent circumstances must be proven to take legal action. Another issue involving medical devices is that of how they’re being used. Usage problems can occur for a number of reasons including poor labeling, confusing instructions, or improper packaging. If the patient has a nurse helping them, and a problem occurs, than fault may be assumed as negligence by the worker. These cases can become circumstantial, yet should also be consulted with a Tampa attorney or medical expert if an injury has occurred.
Medical device error cases become more clear when the device itself has malfunctioned in some shape or way due to the manufacturing of the device. When new medical devices are introduced into the health market, problems associated with faulty materials being used do happen. If you or someone you know has suffered from injuries involving a medical device error, the manufacturing company of the device may be to blame. It must be proven though that the damage the victim sustained was the direct result of the device being faulty in nature.
Countless Americans rely on various medical devices to keep their hearts beating healthy, and their lives on track. If you or someone you love has been injured from a medical device used during the course of treatment, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney in Florida who is familiar with medical device liability cases. Whether the device does not function properly or is simply used incorrectly, these injuries are often preventable. Find out if you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have incurred by speaking with a medical attorney at Catania & Catania. For over 20 years we’ve helped victims receive compensation for their damages. Call 1-800-253-5523 to discuss your medical device error case today.