Defective medical product

What Causes Drug and Defective Medical Device Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | November 11th, 2014

As Americans, many of us are lucky to have access to some of the best drugs and medical devices in the world. Unfortunately, these items sometimes fail to work as intended, which can lead to drug or defective medical device injuries.

The drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain some of the most regularly reported issues stem from:

  • Manufacturing Errors– Sometimes medications can be mixed with the wrong amount of ingredient or in some cases—the wrong ingredient altogether. On the other hand, medical devices may have flaws that weren’t caught during assembly or safety testing.
  • Contamination– Last year, a batch of steroid injections that contained a fungal mold led to a massive outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed dozens and sickened hundreds. Also. if medical devices aren’t sterile when they are implanted, infections can easily occur.
  • Lack of Safety Testing– The law allows medical devices and drugs to be approved without testing if they can be shown to have similar effects as drugs or products that have already been approved. Too often, the items that make it to the market this way harm consumers.

If you’ve been harmed by a defective medical device or dangerous drug, you may have questions about your legal rights. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’re here to help you get the answers you need. To learn more, call us at (800) 210-8503.