Defective medical device attorneys note a recent global recall issued by Cook Medical of their Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters. The Cook Medical catheter recall was initiated after reports of tip splitting or separation, which can result in serious injury to the patient. A total of over 97,000 devices are subject to the recall.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of a defective medical device, including the recalled Beacon Tip catheter, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated medical device recall lawyer who can assist you through the legal process.
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Catheter Recall: Parts Can Enter Bloodstream, Cause Death
The catheter recall includes:
- Torcon NB Advantage beacon tip catheters
- Royal Flush Plus beacon tip high-flow catheters
- Slip-Cath beacon tip catheters.
Beacon tip angiographic catheters are used to inject contrast dye into blood vessels in the heart to prepare it for a cardiac angiogram used to diagnose heart conditions. The manufacturer, Cook Medical, received complaints that the catheter tip may split or separate from the catheter. If this should occur, the tip could enter the patient’s bloodstream. This could cause serious injury to the patient and would require additional medical intervention to retrieve the tip, or may even cause death.
Other Cook Medical Litigation
According to drugwatch.com, Cook Medical is the world’s largest private medical device manufacturer and one of three divisions that form Cook Group Incorporated, a 42-company conglomerate. In addition to the Cook Medical catheter recall, the company has been involved in a number of defective medical device litigations, and has been subject to approximately 40,000 claims related to its transvaginal mesh and similar products.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by defective medical devices may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Ability to work
- Pain and suffering from an injury
If a loved one dies from complications with a defective medical device, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, which include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
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