It is safe to say that every parent only wants the best for his or her children. Among the many things parents wish to provide, safety and security rank near the top of the list. The fear of children being injured, by any means, is common, and parents will do all they can to prevent injuries from occurring. Unfortunately, injury and illness happen, and parents in Connecticut may find their children in need of medical devices to aid in their recovery. Sadly, children, just like adults, may suffer further injury due to defective medical devices.
Medical devices can range in complexity from simple band aids or other over-the-counter products, to sophisticated machines utilized in the home or in medical facilities. Medical devices are supposed to be tested for safety before they are released to the market for use; however, unfortunately, defective products do tend to end up on store shelves, in hospitals or distributed for use in other medical settings. The use of these products could lead to adverse medical events which range in severity from minor to life-threatening.