Medtronic Announces Voluntary Recall of Neurovascular Products

A Medtronic neurovascular product recall has been initiated for certain lots of devices due to the potential separation and detachment of the coating on parts of the devices. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of a defective medical device lawyer.

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Synthetic Polymer Could Separate and Lead to Thromboembolic Event

Medtronic, the world’s largest standalone medical technology development company, announced that it has initiated a voluntary recall for certain lots of neurovascular medical devices due to the potential separation and detachment of the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating on parts of the devices. Should PTFE separate from the recalled devices, the coating could enter the bloodstream and lead to a thromboembolic event.

The following devices have been included in the recall:

  • Pipeline Embolization Device (Lot #1742)
  • Alligator Retrieval Device (Lot #171)
  • X-Celerator Hydrophilic Guidewire (Lot #210)
  • Ultraflow and Marathon Flow Directed Micro Catheters (Lot #1790)

Over 84,000 units potentially affected by this recall had been distributed worldwide. The products were manufactured from July 2014 to September 2016. Additional information about the recall can be found here.

Medtronic notified customers by letter on October 5, 2016, and the company is requesting that customers quarantine all affected product that remain in inventory and return to Medtronic. Likewise, health care professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.

How a Medtronic Neurovascular Product Recall Attorney Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by a defective heart defibrillator may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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