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Life sciences products liability has created problems for product manufacturers, sellers and product-users for centuries.
Products liability is one of the most important U.S. legal developments in the last 100 years for numerous people and entities.
Manufacturing defects were the original defects envisioned when strict liability was first conceived in the early 1900s.
As the common law of products liability has evolved, three defects that exist in the product have been identified as the main components of a liability lawsuit.
Manufacturers of medical devices and providers of services concerning these devices can be held liable for injury, damage or economic loss.
There are four main theories of liability that can arise when selling a product lets discuss some issues of importance when considering potential liability.
Merely manufacturing, designing and selling a safe product may not satisfy a product manufacturer’s legal duties.
Manufacturers of medical devices sold in the United States have two bodies of laws to consider after sale.
The supply chain for medical devices and diagnostic equipment can be fairly complex.
Potential liability can be minimized by reducing the probability of accidents and, if an accident does occur, by reducing the severity of injuries and damage.