Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Accident Lawyers can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Medical Equipment Failure and Medical Malpractice Claims
Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Any visit made to a hospital or doctor will probably involve the use of various types of medical equipment. Ranging from simple to the very sophisticated, medical equipment is used to measure, diagnose, treat or monitor your condition and health. The more serious your condition or illness, the more important the hospital's equipment's reliability and proper use becomes. Specialized equipment is used beginning with the diagnosis, then the correct treatment, successful recovery and, in some cases, to sustain the life of a patient. When a piece of medical equipment fails or malfunctions, it can pose both immediate and long-term threats to a patient's health or life.
If a patient is injured or dies due to medical equipment failure, it is a form of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been injured or died due to the failure of medical equipment you may deserve compensation. You should consult with a Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney as soon as possible. At Accident Lawyers we will thoroughly review your case and medical records and advise you on your legal rights.
Different Types of Medical Equipment Failures
When using IV equipment to provide medication to a patient, if a valve or pump is defective or damaged, the patient's life can be seriously threatened. Heart patients who use pacemakers or diabetic patients who use insulin pumps can be put at serious risk if their device fails. Other types of equipment failure can include:
- Anesthetic equipment
- Kidney Dialysis
- X-ray machines
There are many other types of medical equipment that can fail due to manufacturer defects, negligent maintenance or improper use by medical staff. If you or a loved one have suffered as the result of medical equipment failure, we can help you determine the responsible party and advise you on your rights.
Contact an Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney to receive a free consultation and review your medical equipment failure case.