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Patients have rights when hurt by defective medical devices

Modern medical technology can be a wonderful thing. The advances in physicians' ability to diagnose and treat the multitudinous ailments that may afflict a patient have resulted in creating an environment in which many diseases and injuries that would have previously resulted in almost certain death can be ameliorated or even cured. This technological advance seems to have only accelerated in recent decades. However, there is a risk also associated with rapid technological improvement: the potential for products that are defective in one way or another to reach medical offices and hospitals, and cause injury to patients.

Patients have rights when hurt by defective medical devices

Modern medical technology can be a wonderful thing. The advances in physicians' ability to diagnose and treat the multitudinous ailments that may afflict a patient have resulted in creating an environment in which many diseases and injuries that would have previously resulted in almost certain death can be ameliorated or even cured. This technological advance seems to have only accelerated in recent decades. However, there is a risk also associated with rapid technological improvement: the potential for products that are defective in one way or another to reach medical offices and hospitals, and cause injury to patients.

Doctors trying to change law regarding defective medical devices

Previous posts here have discussed some real-life lawsuits that have resulted in verdicts awarding compensation to victims of defective medical equipment in Texas and around the country. For example, we discussed cases regarding the use of defective metal-on-metal hip joints, as well as "power morcellators" during hysterectomies. These are just a couple of instances cited by some physicians who are championing a bi-partisan measure in the U.S. House of Representatives that would add some language to the federal statute covering reporting of defective medical devices.

Texas and defective medical device manufacturer's resources


We've discussed several aspects of the potential for injury presented by defective medical devices in Texas. We've touched on a couple of devices that have made news as being potentially unsafe for medical procedures and some of the laws that can limit a plaintiff's ability to recover for serious injuries suffered by them, in the form of statutes of limitations and the like. However, it is important to remember that manufacturers of medical equipment have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for use.

Texas and defective medical device manufacturer's resources


We've discussed several aspects of the potential for injury presented by defective medical devices in Texas. We've touched on a couple of devices that have made news as being potentially unsafe for medical procedures and some of the laws that can limit a plaintiff's ability to recover for serious injuries suffered by them, in the form of statutes of limitations and the like. However, it is important to remember that manufacturers of medical equipment have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for use.

Is a 'power morcellator' a dangerous medical device in Texas?

We have written fairly extensively recently about the dangers that may lurk in certain pharmacological situations where manufacturers either produce a defective substance, or fail to adequately warn doctors and consumers about potential risks of taking such drugs. Unfortunately, medications are not the only risk that must be assessed by Texas residents when dealing with health care decisions. There are various devices utilized by medical professionals that sometimes do harm -- either due to defect or unintended consequences of their use.

Is a 'power morcellator' a dangerous medical device in Texas?

We have written fairly extensively recently about the dangers that may lurk in certain pharmacological situations where manufacturers either produce a defective substance, or fail to adequately warn doctors and consumers about potential risks of taking such drugs. Unfortunately, medications are not the only risk that must be assessed by Texas residents when dealing with health care decisions. There are various devices utilized by medical professionals that sometimes do harm -- either due to defect or unintended consequences of their use.

What is a 'statute of repose' for defective medical device suits?


A previous post here discussed the idea of statutes of limitation on lawsuits for personal injury or wrongful death in certain cases involving medical professionals. As we discussed then, not only might a lawsuit be barred if it is commenced longer than two years after the injury occurred or was discovered, but, in cases of the use of a defective medical device, there may be a "statute of repose" that also comes into play. But what does this mean in Texas?

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