The use of medical devices is in continuos expansion and constitutes a valid aid to ailing people, due to remarkable technological advances. The regulation on their circulation in Italy and Europe are inspired by the principle of free circulation. In fact it is sufficient for a device to have the CE logo for it to be freely commercialized in all of Europe. This way of operating that favors commerce, exposes the sick to the risk of harm from defective devices that have not been suitably checked prior to their commercialization. Having discussed a few episodes characterized by device malfunctioning, the author observes the need for a more rigorous control policy for devices, adequate care on the part of doctors who use such tools, and of suitable insurance measures for the patient in the event of harm.
|Titolo:||The use of medical devices in Italy and Europe: between legal obligations operational obstacles and possible responsabilities|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|