Companies are responsible for the manufacturing and testing of a multitude of medical devices each year. These devices are used to assist in the treatment of various medical conditions and are often crucial to the overall health of a patient. If one of these devices is defective, the subsequent harm to person's health can be catastrophic. If a company in West Virginia fails to warn a patient of possible defects, it could soon be facing a products liability lawsuit.
Recent reports of battery issues in defibrillators issued by Abbott, a medical device maker, have raised numerous concerns. Abbott in question continued to ship the devices even after allegations of rapid battery depletion. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, these issues were discovered prior to the shipment of several defibrillators, even after a recall for the devices had been issued.