Problems with medical devices may be the most dagneorus type of defective product case. That is because these medical devices are used in incredibly invasive ways. After all, when it comes to some products, they are actually inserted into the body and stay there for years (or even decades!). If something is wrong with those products then not only is there a chance of a problem but, in some cases, the development of those problems is just a matter of time.
Take, for example, the recent recall of Stryker hip implant products. As we have previously explained, the Stryker Orthopaedic Rejuvenate Modular Hip Implant and ABG II modular-neck hip system were pulled from the market recently after concerns about the increased risk of harm for patients who received the medical products. Metallic particles from the devices were apparently expelled from the implant and entered patient bodies. Sometimes the particles entered the bloodstream and caused a range of poisonings. On other occassions the metal entered nearby tissue and caused breakdowns and infections.
Continued Concerns About Metal-on-Metal Implants