How Do You Know When a Medical Device is Defective?

by Staff Blogger | August 15th, 2017

Medical devices are supposed to make patients’ lives easier and more comfortable. Unfortunately, they aren’t always designed with safety in mind. Whether it’s due to cost-cutting measures, poor design, or low-quality manufacturing processes, some medical devices can cause patients to develop serious and even life-threatening complications.

Even if your medical device hasn’t been recalled or linked to dangerous health conditions, it’s still important that you stay vigilant and talk to your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain – One of the most common signs of a defective medical device is pain. The pain can be localized to the site where the device is used or was implanted, or it can spread throughout your body.
  • Swelling – Implanted medical devices are supposed to work harmoniously with your body’s own physiology. Unfortunately, defective devices can interfere with your body’s functions due to poor design or low-quality materials, resulting in swelling and fluid buildup.
  • Reduced mobility – If you experienced reduced mobility and lost range of motion in an area where you received a medical device, it may be due to the implant’s flawed design or the device loosening inside your body.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our team of defective medical device lawyers has helped many people who were injured or suffered complications due to implants and devices that were supposed to improve their health and well-being.

If you or someone you love received a medical device and developed complications, we want to speak with you. Our consultations are free, and we’re available to take your call 24/7.