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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.

Defective drugs and medical devices can cause grave injury

Drug companies and the manufacturers of medical devices have a legal responsibility to make certain the products they create and sell are both safe and medically sound. Too many residents of Tennessee rely on these substances and items, often at the advice of their doctors; patients count on these things to improve their health and well-being. When defective drugs and medical devices cause serious injury, the results can prove catastrophic, if not fatal.

Judge says legal process may continue re defective medical device

Anyone in Tennessee who has undergone a medical procedure to insert a cardiac defibrillator machine as treatment for a heart condition may want to pay close attention to an ongoing situation in another state. A man has filed a lawsuit against St. Jude Medical manufacturing company regarding an allegedly defective medical device that he says caused him injury. The manufacturer of the device has already settled a slew of lawsuits surrounding the product in 2015, before another company took over its ownership.

Learned intermediaries: Can they prevent defective drug injuries?

When someone visits a Tennessee doctor's office seeking help for a particular medical condition, a doctor might prescribe medication at some point. Before the patient gets the prescription filled, a nurse might provide basic instructions on how to properly use the medication. This may also happen again at the pharmacy, with the person dispensing the medication alerting the patient to possible side effects or offering printed information about the medication at the point of sale. When a defective drug causes injury or illness, any of these people, otherwise known as learned intermediaries, may be potentially liable.

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