Products Liability – Health equipment

Contact Lenses; Infection

The plaintiff's contact lenses were packaged in a solution that was contaminated with pseudomonas.   It caused an infection and scarring of the plaintiff's cornea. As a result of his now poor eyesight, the plaintiff fell, ruptured his spleen, and died.

2021-04-16T14:14:37-04:00July 11, 2018|

Urinary Prosthesis

A 58-year-old man underwent a surgical procedure to correct his incontinence due to a prostate operation.   Because the surgery was unsuccessful, a urinary prosthesis was implanted to correct the incontinence. The device repeatedly failed and the patient underwent numerous surgical procedures for replacement of

2021-04-16T14:20:24-04:00July 11, 2018|

Packaging of Ligature Thread

A dentist, while opening a package of elastic ligature thread, suffered a severe laceration of his right thumb when the cutting utensil in the string dispenser flew out of the package.   The manufacturer did not warn of this danger and later discontinued the use

2021-04-15T17:58:02-04:00July 11, 2018|

Cardiac Pacemaker

Plaintiff, a man in his early 60s, had been implanted with a pacemaker.   The device malfunctioned and increased his heartbeat to between 150 and 200 beats per minute (the average being 80-100 beats per minute). He was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment

2021-04-16T05:08:27-04:00July 11, 2018|

Anesthesia; Defective Air Hose Connector

During an operation, an unconscious, anesthetized patient required the administration of air. The anesthesiologist turned on the air from the wall supply and the "quick connect" coupling of the air machine to the wall air supply became disconnected under the pressure of the Air Hose

2021-04-15T17:13:46-04:00July 11, 2018|

Radiation Therapy Machine

An elderly woman was undergoing radiation therapy following a mastectomy.   When she was strapped to the stretcher assembly of the therapy machine and was being raised into position, the machine failed to shut off, and she was crushed between the stretcher assembly and the

2021-04-16T14:14:27-04:00July 11, 2018|

Implant for Pain Prevention

The plaintiff had pain in her lower back and legs which her doctors were unwilling to continue to control by the administration of medication.   She therefore underwent the implantation in her spinal column of a device designed to generate an electrical current that was

2021-04-16T06:15:48-04:00July 11, 2018|

IUD; Another Example

The plaintiff, a woman in her 20s, was using an IUD as a form of birth control. After repeated complaints of pain and discomfort, her physicians diagnosed an ovarian cyst and recommended surgery.   During the operation, however, the surgeon discovered that an infection had

2021-04-15T14:35:41-04:00July 11, 2018|
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