Designed to make the lives of both medical professionals and patients easier, there is a wide range of medical devices used in contemporary medicine. From the equipment used for diagnostic processing to tools utilized in procedures and post-op, medical devices are critical components to patients on the path to well-being and recovery. Like any other commercial product, medical devices are required to be manufactured and distributed in a condition that is neither defective nor unreasonably dangerous. These regulations are in place because patients can suffer severe injury or even death when a medical device is defective, faulty, or misused.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to faulty medical equipment or a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Nevada law firm today to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney!
Medical devices that fail to operate correctly due to a design flaw or manufacturing error can be classified as defective medical devices. Additionally, medical device errors may encompass misuse of equipment by a medical professional. Medical device manufacturers have a legal responsibility to uphold a certain standard of care and ensure the products they put out on the market are free of dangerous defects. Should it become known that a device has a defect, the manufacturer must warn the public and recall the product. When a manufacturer fails to ensure the safety of their products, they may be held liable for injuries suffered by consumers.
There are many ways a medical device may fail. Since the causes of medical device errors tend to be complex and varied, it can be challenging to discern what party should be held liable for a patient’s injuries. Nevertheless, some common parties assigned liability in cases of defective medical device injuries, including the medical device manufacturer, the doctor who used/prescribed the device, and the technicians responsible for maintaining the device.
If you’ve suffered injury or had an existing condition exacerbated by a defective medical device, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. A few of the most common compensable damages for defective medical device claims include the following.
Injuries from defective medical devices can be devastating and costly. Fortunately, the team at Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP has a deep understanding of Nevada law and can help victims pursue compensation for their suffering. Our attorneys collect evidence, determine which parties should be liable, and provide pivotal legal guidance amidst settlement negotiations. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced defective medical device attorney!