Medical equipment including surgical, diagnostic and treatment tools aid doctors in sustaining human lives. Their failure without warning can result in catastrophic injuries, and failure to accurately reflect patient conditions can lead to misdiagnoses.
When life-support devices such as ventilators, defibrillators or intravenous pumps fail, many different factors can contribute to the cause of the failure. Rimkus experts determine whether medical equipment failure was caused by poor design, manufacturing defect, misuse or poor maintenance. They also evaluate whether the regulatory process used to approve the equipment was appropriate for the use of the product and if the product was applied in the manner intended. Rimkus assesses failures of, and damage to, hospital equipment ranging from operating room tables and lights to MRI and CT scan machines. We also evaluate therapy and exercise equipment that is damaged or that has failed and resulted in injuries.