• We are Your Injury Attorneys
  • 317-686-1000

I-Team: Health Firms Label Thousands of Patient Deaths ‘Injuries’

News

personal injury lawyerOne patient died a few hours after being implanted with a cardiac stent that was “damaged and stretched.” The stent maker called it a “malfunction.”

Another patient developed a fatal, septic infection after receiving a knee injection. The maker of the injection product labeled the death an “injury.”

In a third case, a patient died on the floor after falling out of a hospital safety bed. Hospital staff said the bed’s alert system failed, but the bed manufacturer labeled the incident a “malfunction” instead of a “death.”

These are just three of the thousands of cases where medical device manufacturers have been allowed to classify patient fatalities as less serious injuries because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows companies to make their own determinations on causality.

…Click here┬áto continue reading…

AUGUST 22, 2016 | NBC NEW YORK | CHRIS GLORIOSO, JENNIFER SCHLESINGER, & EVAN STULBERGER

  • 317-686-1000
  • The Hastings Law Firm
  • 6100 N Keystone Ave Ste 624, Indpls, IN 46220
  • © 2017 The Hastings Law Firm | Law Firm Indianapolis