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.