What Are Common Complications of Defective Medical Device Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | May 29th, 2018

Medical devices are designed to help patients better manage their health. These devices range from joint replacements to birth control implants to meshes designed to hold organs and tissue in place.

But any time a foreign object is surgically implanted inside the body, there’s a risk of complications. Unfortunately, some medical devices aren’t dangerous just for that reason—they’re also dangerous because they have flawed designs, use unsafe materials, or were released to the market despite their manufacturers knowing they were unsafe.

Three common complications of defective medical devices include:

  1. Bleeding—Bleeding is a common symptom of a failing or defective medical device. Some medical devices cause constant irritation and inflammation, and over time, they may begin to cause internal wounds that can result in sudden bleeding.
  2. Pain—Defective medical devices can be extremely painful for victims, especially when they move inside the body or are made with low-quality materials that break down inside the body.
  3. Reduced mobility—Common in joint replacements, reduced mobility is the last thing that people who have hip or knee replacements expect, but it’s a common injury and often occurs when poorly designed devices break down or fail after implantation.

If you or someone you love suffered a defective medical device injury, the legal team at Ferror, Poirot & Wansbrough is here to help. Get in touch with our defective medical device lawyers today to find out how we can help by filling out a free consultation form.