A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that medical malpractice or negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., just behind cancer and heart disease. You might have heard of that before, yet it is hardly negligible since deaths caused by medical malpractice could have been prevented.
Some factors that could contribute to medical equipment failure include human error and reusing old devices when such should only be intended for single use only, for sanitary purposes. In 2013, the FDA recalled several medical devices due to failures that could lead to further injury, and worse, death. Although device failures have not been included on the statistics, medical malpractice attorneys in Brooklyn like those from The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein would advise you to file a claim should you or someone in your family get further complications from medical equipment.