Medical devices can save lives, improve patient outcomes, and shorten recovery times, but not if faulty design prevents the product from working properly. Rather, a defective medical device can make the condition it was designed to treat worse -- sometimes a great deal worse -- in situations where the product is contaminated with bacteria, promotes bacterial growth,
Recent examples of medical devices that have not worked as intended include:
- 3M Bair Hugger Therapy blankets;
Often times, a medical device requires an operation to install or "implant" the device into the body.
When a medical device it discovered to be defective, the product manufacturer must inform the FDA and the public about the flaw and any potential risks that may arise.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a defective medical device, and you wish to discuss your rights with an experienced product liability attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC, by phone at 1-800-336-5297 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org