According to a report from Medline Plus, faulty medical devices may be found with computerized tracking system. This comes after a test run on the system was performed between the years 2003 and 2007 on 7 types of heart devices. It found 2 medical devices to be potentially unsafe. When a medical device is implanted and it is found to be unsafe, resulting in injuries to the patient, this could lead to a defective product claim. Patients could face potentially life-threatening injuries from a faulty medical device, so the use of a computerized tracking system to detect these would provide protective measures for patients. Manufacturers of medical devices are required by law to inform the FDA when problems are reported by either patients or doctors.
However some experts believe there is a great deal of underreporting taking place, possibly 5%. Since the FDA cannot rely solely upon manufacturers to report dangerous or defective medical devices, it is hoped that this new method will help detect faulty medical devices since there are possibly thousands of these devices in use. Contact a New York defective product lawyer today if you have been injured because of a faulty medical device. Since this type of product liability claim can potentially involve several parties, it is always a good idea to speak to a New York defective product lawyer to help determine liability and explain your legal options.
Contacting a New York Defective Product Lawyer
When you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury because of a faulty medical device you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective product lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.