Medical devices don’t fail every day, but when they do it can be an incredibly dangerous and possibly tragic situation. If you are in need of receiving a medical device, doing appropriate research and asking doctors very specific questions is highly recommended.
According to Qmed (Qualified Suppliers to the Medical Device Industry), the top 5 reasons why a medical device may fail are:
- Contamination. Foreign objects and certain chemicals can enter into a sealed medical device and create major complications if not caught and corrected.
- Poor product design and manufacturing. Problems can also arise when manufacturing and product design isn’t taken seriously, resulting in premature breakdowns and device failure.
- Stress overload. Excessive and unnecessary pressure or stress can cause a medical device to fracture and the whole device to malfunction.
- Using the wrong materials. There are times when certain materials may seem like the perfect fit for a product during the design phase; however, when it comes time to put the device to work, it’s discovered that this material was not appropriate or good for that particular use.
- Molding failures. This can happen in devices that contain several plastic components. Molding defects that are not caught before final assembly can lead to a serious breakdown of the medical device.
If you have personally experienced failure of a medical device, then you know all-too-well how incredibly trying and stressful this situation can be. During these times, it is important to remember that you aren’t alone.
In addition to reaching out to friends and family members for help during this difficult time, we strongly encourage you to seek legal counsel from a defective product attorney who specializes in faulty medical device litigation.
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If you are a Tennessee resident who has suffered injury due to what you believe to be a faulty medical device, a Gilreath product liability attorney is eager to talk to you. Please contact us today to discuss your case at no charge.