FDA: Risk of Severe Bleeding Linked to Vascu-Guard Patch

A Vascu-Guard patch lawyer notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert regarding the risk for serious adverse health consequences associated with the vascular patch. Patients who are treated with the product could be at risk for severe bleeding, hematomas and death. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a defective medical device attorney.

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Health Care Providers Encouraged to Look for Signs of Early Bleeding

During peripheral vascular reconstructive surgery, patients may be fitted with grafts or patches, such as the Baxter Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch, to repair blood vessels that have been narrowed, blocked or weakened by vascular disease. According to a safety alert issued by the FDA on September 1, 2016, patients who are treated with the vascular patch could be at risk for serious health consequences, including severe bleeding, hematomas and death. The FDA has received multiple adverse event reports of intraoperative or postoperative bleeding as well as three patient deaths possibly related to the use of the patches. Baxter International, Inc. alerted the FDA to such events.

The FDA recommends that health care providers discuss all available treatment options with their patients before deciding on the best treatment approach. Until the FDA completes its investigation, health care providers are also encouraged to look for signs of early bleeding after surgery is completed and to follow all manufacturer instructions for patch preparation. Patients who are affected by adverse events or side effects related to the use of the Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch can report such events to the FDA as well.

How a Vascu-Guard Patch Lawyer 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 defective Vascu-Guard patches 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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