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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.

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.

Clot risk worries with some heart valve implants surprise doctors

Medical devices are big business. They haven't been around for all that long, however. A timeline offered up by the Morgridge Institute for Research suggests that the first such device worthy of bearing the label was the sphygmomanometer, invented in 1881. That's the thing doctors and nurses use to check your blood pressure.

Clot risk worries with some heart valve implants surprise doctors

Medical devices are big business. They haven't been around for all that long, however. A timeline offered up by the Morgridge Institute for Research suggests that the first such device worthy of bearing the label was the sphygmomanometer, invented in 1881. That's the thing doctors and nurses use to check your blood pressure.

Who'd be liable for injury due to medical device hack?

Right now, the issue is seen as largely theoretical but experts in the area of cybersecurity say it is a focus of serious concern. What would happen if hackers took over the computers controlling medical implants, turning them from life-saving devices into tools of potential injury or death?

Who'd be liable for injury due to medical device hack?

Right now, the issue is seen as largely theoretical but experts in the area of cybersecurity say it is a focus of serious concern. What would happen if hackers took over the computers controlling medical implants, turning them from life-saving devices into tools of potential injury or death?

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