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Infusion pumps are a defective medical device

by fpw | March 2nd, 2011

March 3, 2011

Many consumers worry about the medications they take. They are concerned about side effects, both known and unknown, and whether the form of treatment prescribed by their doctor is the best for them. So when a medication or medical device is recalled, patients may be particularly worried about their health.

According to Medscape Today, implantable infusion pumps made by Medtronic have been recalled because the device, which is used for patients whose treatment requires continuous medication, has can cause a pocket fill, which could cause the medicine being administered to fill up under the skin instead of in the pump, causing the product to be a defective medical device.

The defective medical device is not being retrieved from the field as a result of the recall; however the company believes the errors can be corrected with instructions to physicians.

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Defective medical device injuries associated with AEDs

by fpw | December 30th, 2010

December 30, 2010

Sometimes physical ailments can’t be cured with a medication but instead require the use of a medical device to assist the patients. However, those medical devices can malfunction.

Automatic external defibrillators have been associated with defective medical device injuries from 2005 through May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. The defective medical device injuries include patient deaths and injuries, as well as device malfunctions.

However, AED manufacturers say the reports may be more related to the FDA’s manual reporting policy with this medical device than to defective medical devices.

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Company recalls defective medical device

by fpw | November 11th, 2010

November 11, 2010

Medical devices are supposed to ease suffering and help patients, but sometimes manufacturing errors can lead these devices to do more harm than good.

That may be the case with Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pumps, according to the FDA.

The product, which could lead to a defective medical device injury, may not function properly and could lead to an over infusion of medications for patients because the “door open alarm” may not indicate that the door is open in some positions.

This could lead to patients receiving an over infusion of medication, which could lead to defective medical device injuries.

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