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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?

Is there a time limit for defective medical device suits?


Many Texas residents may have heard of the statute of limitations before. While many people think of it in a criminal context, as in the government having to bring a case against an alleged perpetrator for a crime within a certain time, most civil actions that can be taken are also governed by such statutes. We have discussed before in this space how defective medical equipment can lead to serious injury or death to unsuspecting patients, and the fact that it may be possible to hold manufacturers liable for such incidents. This week we will ask whether there is a time limit on filing such a lawsuit.

Is there a time limit for defective medical device suits?


Many Texas residents may have heard of the statute of limitations before. While many people think of it in a criminal context, as in the government having to bring a case against an alleged perpetrator for a crime within a certain time, most civil actions that can be taken are also governed by such statutes. We have discussed before in this space how defective medical equipment can lead to serious injury or death to unsuspecting patients, and the fact that it may be possible to hold manufacturers liable for such incidents. This week we will ask whether there is a time limit on filing such a lawsuit.

Medical device manufacturers held liable in Texas lawsuit


A couple weeks ago, this blog discussed whether, according to Texas law, medical device manufacturers were "medical providers" for the purposes of plaintiffs filing products liability suits. While that was a legal procedural issue that may have seemed esoteric to some, a recent development regarding medical device manufacturers may give readers a more concrete feeling. Recently, a federal jury in Dallas found a large medical device manufacturer liable for damages to injured individuals.

Medical device manufacturers held liable in Texas lawsuit


A couple weeks ago, this blog discussed whether, according to Texas law, medical device manufacturers were "medical providers" for the purposes of plaintiffs filing products liability suits. While that was a legal procedural issue that may have seemed esoteric to some, a recent development regarding medical device manufacturers may give readers a more concrete feeling. Recently, a federal jury in Dallas found a large medical device manufacturer liable for damages to injured individuals.

Are medical device makers considered health care providers?


One purpose of both medical malpractice and products liability law is to compensate individuals who have been harmed. Another, however, is to create an environment in which medical practitioners are encouraged to maintain a certain standard of care and device manufacturers have incentive to make safe products. The legal procedure used in reaching these goals, however may differ in medical malpractice and products liability suits.

Are medical device makers considered health care providers?


One purpose of both medical malpractice and products liability law is to compensate individuals who have been harmed. Another, however, is to create an environment in which medical practitioners are encouraged to maintain a certain standard of care and device manufacturers have incentive to make safe products. The legal procedure used in reaching these goals, however may differ in medical malpractice and products liability suits.

Robotic surgeries: procedures worth being wary about

There is a line, attributed in some instances to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, that goes something like, a lot of science fact wouldn't exist without science fiction. The premise of the statement is that many advances of science first were imagined and written about by dreamers.

Robotic surgeries: procedures worth being wary about

There is a line, attributed in some instances to "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, that goes something like, a lot of science fact wouldn't exist without science fiction. The premise of the statement is that many advances of science first were imagined and written about by dreamers.

Proposed tanning bed ban hailed as big step against skin cancers

It is no secret that many in Texas go to great lengths to obtain and maintain the look of their tans. The allure of the golden glow is something that some attribute to fashion icon Coco Channel. They say photographs of her tanned self sparked the trend years ago. Since then, something of a battle has been underway between tanning promoters and public health officials who say that the process of exposing the skin to the sun's ultraviolet rays is a sure way of increasing one's risk of developing deadly skin cancer.

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