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David Darnel, Certified Clinical Engineer, is a consultant in medical equipment management and patient safety. He has 30 years in-Hospital, hands-on, experience in Biomedical Engineering in academic medical centers.

Safety Consultation:

David has successfully completed numerous FDA and Joint Commission audits. He developed and managed equipment safety programs including the evaluation, installation, training, maintenance, operator error detection, and regulatory reporting for healthcare technologies. He directed equipment acquisition, testing and service for critical care, monitoring, and life support equipment.

David has also served daily as in-hospital technical expert for hospital administrations, member of the patient safety committee and liaison to the FDA and Joint Commission. David has lectured at national meetings and has 20 years teaching experience.

Incident Investigation:

In the course of your practice, you may encounter situations in which your client is injured and you need to determine if a medical device or its usage was at fault. Our services as a Clinical Engineer applies the sciences of Biomedical Engineering to healthcare products and services.

In this specialty, David is the only Clinical Engineer admitted to practice law. In the healthcare environment, with technology becoming increasingly complex, this unique combination of professional skills and clinical experience should meet your needs. MedProductsLaw offers a variety of services to support medical device accident investigation, product liability assessments and litigation:

  • Device examinations
  • Accident investigations
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Biomedical consulting

Over the past thirty years, David has practiced as a biomedical engineer in two leading teaching hospitals. This clinical engineering practice is exclusively devoted to medical devices and involves the investigation of manufacturing defects, design defects, improper maintenance, equipment interactions, and operator errors, leading to death or serious injury to patients and clinical staff. Through his clinical experience, David has investigated hospital incidents daily, working alongside doctors, nurses, and patients.

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Recently, David has concentrated on the regulatory and legal aspects of medical devices. In addition to his hospital background, David has also held an academic appointment at a University graduate school of engineering.

Accordingly, if you ever encounter a problem involving any type of medical device, please do not hesitate to call MedProductsLaw. We look forward to assisting you, your clients, and your colleagues in the years ahead.

Case Studies

Failure Analysis: Defibrillator

Working with Nursing to prevent Defibrillator usage error

Failure Analysis: Laparoscope

Working with Central Sterile on inspection procedures