October 16th, 2017| Medical devices can bring life-changing relief from pain and other symptoms caused by illnesses and health conditions. But because they’re foreign objects that are inserted into the body, there’s always a risk that something will go wrong. Some medical devices are known to pose dangers to those who receive them due to manufacturing defects, surgical errors, or low-quality materials. When medical devices fail or are defective, patients can be at risk of developing life-threatening complications. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective medical device lawyers want to help anyone who has been harmed by a medical device. Symptoms of defective medical devices include:
- Bleeding – Medical devices can shift or break apart inside the body, causing tissue or organ damage, which results in severe bleeding.
- Pain – One of the first symptoms that patients may notice if their medical devices are defective is pain. It can range from minor to excruciating, and it may be severe enough to put them out of work.
- Infection – Medical devices aren’t always sterile. They can cause injuries that create a risk of serious infections, which can lead to systemic complications.