When our health is not the greatest, we seek medical interventions to better our condition. For some, that means obtaining medication, going through a treatment course or even having surgery. Depending on the condition, it might be necessary for a patient to have a medical device planted in their body. While this is a very effective way to address some conditions, it is also one that poses some risks. If a medical device is not working properly or malfunctions, this could put the patient’s health at risk.
The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act regulates medical devices by designating the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health or CDRH to oversee this. Medical devices can come in many shapes and sizes and are used for a wide variety of reasons. It can be an apparatus, machine, implant or other similar articles that are intended for the purpose of treating or preventing disease.
While medical devices can be extremely beneficial they could also not work properly or at all. Thus, it is possible to be harmed by a device that was designed to help you. At Gibbs & Sellers, P.C., our law firm understands the devastation that could arise when a medical device is not working properly. However, this can be a significantly worse situation if the device malfunctions. Our attorneys have experience dealing with this and other personal injury matters. We understand how to collect evidence that could help prove cause and liability.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s personal injury website. Whether you just had the device installed or have had it for years, if a malfunction occurred, making it defective, it is important to consider your options A personal injury action could help prove that a manufacturer, physician or hospital was responsible for the damages and losses suffered.