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Cutting edge technology and defective medical devices

There are a multitude of devices that are used to assist with the treatment of a variety of medical conditions, many of which may pose little to no threat to a person's well-being. Unfortunately, some products can be dangerous, and defective medical devices could leave a person with permanent or potentially fatal injuries. Recent studies suggest that as companies in Tennessee and elsewhere are constantly taking measures to be on the cutting edge of technology, steps must be taken to ensure products are properly tested in the process.

A defective medical device can place one's health at risk

Many individuals in Tennessee and elsewhere have undergone procedures to implant a medical device within their bodies. While these devices are designed to assist in the treatment of a condition or prevent further injuries, if any defects or flaws are present, the consequences a patient may suffer can be severe. Those who suffer harm due to a defective medical device may wish to pursue restitution, but they might be uncertain about the next steps to take.

The potential consequences of using dangerous medical products

Before individuals in Tennessee purchase a medical product, they may wish to gain a better understanding of the potential risks involved with its use. While manufacturers are required to list all risks or side effects associated with a product on the warning label, unfortunately, this doesn't always occur. Dangerous medical products can cause substantial harm to a person's health, and a recent lawsuit has been filed after a woman claimed that exposure to talcum powder left her with mesothelioma.

Defective medical devices: 1 files lawsuit over dangerous implant

There are a multitude of medical devices that are manufactured to provide assistance in the treatment of a variety of health concerns. Prior to making a device available for use, companies in Tennessee and elsewhere must generally put it through thorough testing procedures to ensure it is safe, as defective medical devices can be exceedingly harmful. A woman in another state has recently been awarded a $68 million judgment after filing a products liability lawsuit against the company C. R. Bard Inc.

Defective medical devices: 1 awarded $3.6 million judgment

A woman has recently been awarded a $3.6 million judgment after filing a lawsuit in relation to injuries caused by a defective inferior vena cava filter. Dangerous or defective medical devices can cause a great deal of harm to the health of a patient. Individuals in Tennessee who suffer harm due to a defective device may be entitled to restitution, but they may be uncertain where to turn for assistance in the process.

Defective medical devices: Lawsuit filed over knee implant flaws

Many patients in Tennessee and across the nation rely on a medical device to aid in treating a health condition. These individuals may also expect to be informed of any potential risks associated with a product, as dangerous or defective medical devices can pose a serious threat to the health of a patient. A medical device maker in another state has recently become the subject of a lawsuit after it failed to notify medical professionals of defects in certain replacement knees.

High cost in suffering from defective drugs and medical devices

When a doctor or surgeon recommends a specific medication or medical device, most patients in Tennessee trust in that health care provider's knowledge and expertise. Sometimes, unfortunately, unbeknown to doctors, that very same medication or device that is intended to save a life or improve the health of patients is, in fact, faulty or even dangerous. When defective drugs and medical devices cause harm to patients, shouldn't someone be held responsible for the suffering that results?

Xarelto to join long list of defective drugs and medical devices

Many residents of Tennessee likely either rely on prescription medications or medical devices themselves or know someone who does. Such items and medicines are supposed to help keep people healthy. Frighteningly, sometimes, the opposite occurs, and defective drugs and medical devices instead cause even more health problems for patients.

Defective drugs and medical devices frequently claim lives

Many individuals in Tennessee and around the country rely on medical devices and medications for their health and well-being. When this faith is misplaced, the consequences of defective drugs and medical devices prove tragic far too often. In another state, for example, a contaminated laxative allegedly led to the death of an infant girl, and the family has filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.

Defective drugs and medical device cost Medicare billions

Despite a sharp increase in recalled medical devices during the first part of the 2000s, the federal government claims that it does not have adequate data that is needed to track problem devices. Despite this claim, Medicare recently disclosed that it spent $1.5 billion on defective cardiac devices in a single decade. Defective drugs and medical devices are much more than a financial drain; they are also a serious threat to the health and well-being of Tennessee patients.

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