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What kind of defective medical devices and equipment can I make a defective medical equipment for?
All medical equipment and medical devices go through rigorous testing before being deemed safe for use, and even the they must be maintained, checked, and cleaned in particular ways in order to be safe to use on patients.
Some examples of equipment and devices that can lead to defective medical equipment claims are:
Why choose MG Legal for my defective medical equipment compensation claim?
MG Legal’s specialist medical negligence solicitors are on hand to help you with your defective medical equipment claim today. Our medical negligence solicitors have 30 years of experience in this area of law, and accept all medical negligence compensation claims on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, so that you don’t have the added stress of paying legal fees at an already difficult time.
Get in touch with us today, here, and you will speak to one of our personal injury specialists the same day. When you speak to someone about your case, you will be speaking to someone who will be directly involved in the claim, who will become the designated solicitor for your file when we accept your defective medical equipment compensation claim.
Great Ormond Street Hospital investigation into faulty surgical glue:
Our medical negligence solicitors have been closely following a recent story that has emerged about a surgical glue that has tragically been linked to the negligent death of two children. The faulty surgical glue, called histoacryl glue, was recalled by the manufacturer as it was seen to harden less rapidly than it was expected to. Despite this recall taking place on 3rd March 2021, it appears that Great Ormond Street Hospital used the surgical glue until late April, when they received a direct email from the manufacturer regarding the glue. Out of the five patients who received the treatment of the faulty histoacryl glue, two sadly passed away.
The most worrying aspect of the investigation is the revelation by Great Ormond Street Hospital that there was no formal policy or process in place in the trust for the management of field safety notices (FSNs) issued by companies. It could well be that this lack of policy is what allowed the continued use of the recalled faulty medical glue. Since this incident, Great Ormond Street Hospital has now introduced clear guidance to staff on how alerts should be distributed, but this will do little to comfort the families of those who lost their lives after the faulty medical glue was continued to be used.
This incident highlights the clear issues in hospitals and the medical community around the lack of robust policies and the prompt reporting of product recalls and safety concerns. If you have been injured because of a faulty medical product, whether this was a recalled product or a piece of equipment that had not been safety checked, you could be able to make a faulty equipment medical negligence claim with our no win no fee solicitors today. Simply contact us online here for a free no-obligation consultation about your potential claim.
How do I prove medical negligence in a defective equipment medical negligence claim?
For any medical negligence claim to succeed, there must be negligence or a breach of a duty of care. It can sometimes be difficult to judge when the line into negligence has been crossed, or if the treatment you have received is just of a poor standard.
Negligence is, broadly speaking, governed by two cases, the first of which is Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee. This case gave rise to the “Bolam Test”, which states that if a large proportion of doctors believe the treatment reasonable, it was not negligent.
The second test, from Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board, sets the standard for medical Consent. Before agreeing to any course of treatment or procedure patients should be told “what they want to know, no what the practitioner thinks they ought to know”.
Often, breaches in the form of defective equipment negligence can only truly be judged following a review of medical records. This is a service that MG Legal’s expert medical negligence solicitors will carry out for you on a no win, no fee basis. If you think your treatment was either negligent, or you weren’t cautioned about the risks, get in touch and we will carry out an assessment of your case without your having to pay monies up front.
Faulty medical equipment claims- a case study:
MG Legal were recently approached by a new client Mr E, who was badly burnt during surgery when the motorised cutting tool that was being used by the surgeon leaked causing hot coolant to drip onto Mr E’s armpit and upper arm, causing suffered significant burns to the upper arm, which had resulted in scarring. At no time during the procedure did any of the staff in the room notice the malfunctioning machinery, and investigations proved that the machine had also not been tested by surgical room technologists, prior to Mr E’s operation being commenced.
After being contacted by Mr E, MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors were able to advise him, immediately, that we would accept his claim for medical negligence compensation, on a No Win No Fee basis. This same day, we wrote to the hospital in question, and requested Mr E’s medical notes. The aim was to see what exactly had gone wrong during Mr E’s operation, and who was to blame.
Upon receipt of his medical notes, the negligence caused Mr E to be injured was obvious, and the surgeon had made notes detailing the faulty medical equipment, even going as far as saying that a similar incident had happened, some months prior to Mr E’s surgery. This was more than enough information for our medical negligence experts to write a formal letter of claim to the local NHS Trust. Knowing that Mr E had a very strong medical negligence claim for compensation, our medical negligence solicitors instructed our own constructive plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon, to prepare a medical report, detailing the injuries Mr E had sustained, and giving a prognosis as to when Mr E would recover from his injuries, if at all.
Upon receipt of the plastic surgeon’s report, we noted that Mr E’s injuries, would never fully recover, so we used all the tools available to us, and advised Mr E what we thought he should receive in damages for his medical negligence compensation award.
Everything was taken into consideration- lost earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, and even the cost of a lost holiday that Mr E and has family were unable to go on, due to Mr E’s injuries. In response to this, an offer was formulated by the hospital at fault, which Mr E was more than happy with, and we sent our offer of settlement to the Trust. Upon the expiry of the permitted investigation period, the Trust had still not concluded their enquiries, and so Mr E’s offer was sent, confirming that the offer would lapse in 14 days, with legal proceedings to be served immediately after.