MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT WITNESSES

MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Faulty Implantable Medical Device Causes Patient Fatality MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Faulty Implantable Medical Device Causes Patient Fatality

…  case involves the failure of a vagus nerve stimulator. The device was implanted in a child with severe epilepsy. Within two weeks, the …  off, and the child soon became unstable and died. A biomedical engineering expert with experience designing implantable medical …

Elderly Man Sustains Injuries From Power Wheelchair MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

Elderly Man Sustains Injuries From Power Wheelchair

This case involves an elderly man in a long-term care facility who was injured while in his power wheelchair. He had been prescribed a power wheelchair by his primary care doctor because his mobility had become very limited. He had just received the ch …

Patient Develops Bacterial Infection Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who was given an EKG after experiencing persistent chest pain for several weeks. A heart block was diagnosed and a pacemaker was implanted. While the patient was recovering from the surgery, she developed se …

Medical Device Company Infringes On Competitor’s Intellectual Property MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

…  a patent infringement involving several varieties of medical devices. Senior management officials at the …  system as well as a balloon catheter from a smaller medical device development company and attempted to secure a patent for the …

Biomedical Engineering Expert Opines on Faulty Vaginal Mesh Design MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

…  and eroded into surrounding tissue. An expert in biomedical engineering was required to evaluate the design of this device, to discuss the properties of its synthetic material composition, and to …

Defective Surgical Warming Blanket Design Blamed for Severe Burns MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

…  placed. The anesthesiologist denies that any alarm on the device sounded to alert him that the blanket was too hot. The attorney retained a biomedical engineering expert with warming blanket design experience to evaluate …

Biomedical Engineering Expert Discusses Infection From Heater-Cooler Device MEDICAL DEVICE Expert Case

…  addition, the patient was also attached to a heater-cooler device in order to maintain his body temperature. It was claimed that a flaw in the design of the heater-cooler device allowed bacteria to enter the surgical site during the …