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Posted on June 7, 2016 by

Drug Manufacturer Pays Dearly for Faulty Syringes that Caused Infections and Deaths

We may have seen a decline in the number of medical devices that are recalled across the country, but that doesn’t mean that device manufacturers aren’t still experiencing issues with faulty products. One such instance occurred with a manufacturer in Pennsylvania, and the company now has to pay almost $8 million for selling syringes that were contaminated.

According to an article on the IndiaWest website, the contamination of these syringes led to several bacterial infections, and at least five people died as a result. This instance of faulty devices was not the first one for this company. They’ve been cited in the past for needles with particles that were found inside them.

The same thing could happen in St. Louis; with syringes, or any other type of medical equipment or device. As your St. Louis personal injury attorneys, we believe that it is our job to bring these types of situations to your attention. The medical and hospital personnel who care for you on a regular basis usually have your best interests at heart, but mistakes happen and equipment can be defective.

If you or a loved one is injured as a result of faulty medical equipment, please know that you do have legal options for compensation. Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys will fight to help you get what you deserve. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.