Baltimore Medical Device Error Lawyer
Most of the time, when people think of medical malpractice lawsuits, they think of doctors or other medical professionals who have caused harm as a result of their own negligence. In some cases though, medical malpractice lawsuits revolve around medical device errors. These errors are still sometimes made by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. However, in other cases, the manufacturer of the medical device is also to blame.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a medical device, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover financial compensation for your losses. Filing these lawsuits is very difficult though, and one of the most challenging aspects is determining who was to blame. A Baltimore medical device error lawyer can prove your case and help you claim the full settlement you deserve.
Common Medical Device Errors
Medical professionals use thousands of medical devices every year and sometimes, that use results in an error that injures patients. Some of the most common negligent acts on the part of medical professions that result in injuries are as follows:
- Failure to maintain and care for the device
- Failure to address minor malfunctions
- Failure to follow instructions for proper use of the device
- Failing to repair the device when necessary
While most medical device errors are caused by human mistakes, they are not always caused by workers in clinics and hospitals. Even when using the best protocols and having the best intentions, errors can still occur as a result of the production of the tool itself. These mistakes are usually caused by the negligence of the manufacturer. Some of the most common medical device errors caused by manufacturers include:
- Design flaws
- Insufficient technology designs
- Marketing errors, such as a failure to warn
- Manufacturing mistakes, such as omitting an important part of the device
- Use of poor quality materials
- Little to no standardization for production
- Failure to follow safety standards
Filing a Lawsuit for Medical Device Error
Before filing a lawsuit based on a medical device error, it is first critical to determine which party was at fault for the resulting injuries. A medical professional may admit to making a mistake when using the device but even when that is the case, they may later deny it to shield themselves from liability.
To prove the manufacturer was at fault for the injuries caused by a medical device error, injured individuals must prove there was a mistake made in the design, manufacturing, or marketing of the device. This is not always easy and typically requires an in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing process. A Baltimore medical malpractice lawyer can determine which party was at fault so victims of device errors can claim the full damages they are entitled to.
Call Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Baltimore Today
At Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC, our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers know how to determine which party was to blame for a medical device error and how to prove they are liable. Call us today at 410.567.0800 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.