It is an unfortunate reality that patients across the United States, including many here in Connecticut, experience injury, or worse, from using a variety of medical products designed for either home or medical provider use. Defective medical devices can come in many forms which can include medical appliances, surgical implants, organ transplants and other medical supplies. Those who have experienced an injury or lost a loved one due to the use these types of devices may be confused as to what legal claims can be filed and who can actually be held responsible.
Injury or death suffered due to the use of defective medical devices may have patients or their families wondering if there is a product liability or medical malpractice issue at hand. There can be a fine line between the two or, in some cases, the incident may be a combination of both. In a product liability case, the manufacturer is generally held responsible if they fail to supply proper warnings about their products. Even if a device has proper FDA approval, it doesn't remove the manufacturer's from responsibility for its product should the device fail or cause harm.