March 18, 2014

Some of the most serious cases of drug injuries occur when the wrong medication or dosage of a drug is given to patients. In some instances, these mistakes could be the result of hospital equipment malfunctions.

The Defective Medical Device Lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel explain such a situation is why San Francisco-based manufacturer, McKesson Technologies, has recalled its Anesthesia Care computer system.

According to an article from Mass Device, the affected units can have system glitches that cause data to be correlated with the wrong patient. The systems collect data about patients from monitors while a procedure is being performed, especially while the patient is under anesthesia. Reports indicate the units may mismatch the data that is collected with the correct patient case data.

These errors have so far been associated with harm to at least one patient and prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a Class 1 recall due to the risk of death associated with the errors.

Problems like this leave many citizens wondering what they should do if they are harmed by a defective medical device. The attorneys with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel explain you should:

  • Seek the medical attention you need.
  • Report the problem to your doctor and the FDA.
  • Discuss your legal rights and options with a reputable attorney.