Each year, defective medical devices injure thousands of patients. While the manufacturers aren’t out to injure patients and some devices undergo a rigorous process of private testing and government oversight before they are released to the market, some are copy-cat devices of already approved devices which may pose a danger to the public.
A common cause of defective medical devices is a change in the manufacturing process. After testing is complete, the manufacturing facility will often be changed to allow a higher level of production. When the change occurs, it’s possible that the device may not be manufactured exactly as it was during testing.
Patients who are injured or have their condition worsen due to defective medical devices have a right to receive compensation for their medical costs, pain and suffering, lost time from work, and lost enjoyment of life. Contact Black Law in Houston, Texas, to learn more.