Why Do Some Medical Devices Cause Injuries?
Like the pharmaceutical industry, the medical device industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry with more and more devices being released every year.
Medical devices promise to relieve the symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, but they can also pose significant dangers—especially when they’re not designed or manufactured with safety in mind.
There are three primary reasons that medical devices can cause patients to suffer serious complications:
- The devices weren’t properly designed—Safety begins during the design stage, and lengthy testing must occur for designs to be safe for use in humans. Some medical device manufacturers skip over some aspects of this stage to rush their products to the market as quickly as possible.
- The devices weren’t properly manufactured—Whether it’s due to the use of cheap, low-quality components or a cut-rate manufacturing process, medical devices that are poorly built may be more likely to break down inside the body.
- The devices weren’t properly installed or used—Medical device manufacturers are responsible for making sure that surgeons know how to properly install them and that patients know how to properly use and care for them. When detailed and accurate information isn’t provided, serious complications can occur.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, it’s our goal to help victims of defective medical devices get the legal representation they deserve. The injuries and complications associated with poorly designed, manufactured, or installed medical devices can result in expensive medical bills and years of lost wages.