Bed Rails – Consumer Product or Medical Device?Who would have thunk it , but bed rails are apparently rather dangerous for the elderly and strangling deaths are somewhat common. This has resulted in a rash of new medical malpractice/product liability/negligence claims. As this article makes clear, one of the interesting questions raised in the claims is whether bed rails are a consumer product or a medical device. The answer, which is uncertain, is significant as medical devices are generally afforded greater legal protections than mere consumer products; medical devices are also more highly regulated. For more information about this post, please contact Bob Cosgrove at email@example.com.