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Boston Flexor Check-Flo Introducer Catheter Attorney

Boston Flexor Check-Flo Introducer Catheter Attorney

Defective medical devices can cause a great deal of pain for patients. The injuries caused by defective medical equipment could result in traumatic injury or death. 

Our Boston Flexor Check-Flo Introducer Catheter lawyers have read numerous reports of serious injuries filed by health care providers and patients related to the Cook Medical Check-Flo Introducer Catheter. If you experienced adverse events after using this product, we want to help.

At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, our Boston product liability lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience handling these types of personal injury cases. Call (617)-391-9001 to schedule a free consultation with one of our defective medical device lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts.

How Our Boston Product Liability Lawyers Can Help if a Defective Medical Device Injured You

Defective Medical Device

Thousands of individuals are injured or killed because of dangerous medical equipment each year. If you or a loved one has suffered harm after using a medical device, you could be entitled to compensation for the damages and harm the defective medical device causes.

However, you must prove the legal elements of a product liability claim. For that, you need experienced defective medical device attorneys in Boston, MA, to investigate your claims. You need a law firm with a proven track record of obtaining top awards for their clients. 

Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is the law firm for you. We have the experience, knowledge, skills, and resources to handle complex product liability cases involving defective medical equipment. In fact, our legal team has recovered multi-million dollar awards on behalf of our clients. 

When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:

  • Provide a detailed assessment of your case
  • Conduct a thorough investigation to determine how the product is defective and how the defect injured you
  • Work with expert witnesses to obtain the evidence needed to prove fault and liability
  • Work with you and your physicians to document the extent of your injuries and damages
  • Vigorously fight for the maximum compensation for your injury claim 

Let us put our century of combined legal experience to work for you. Contact our law office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our Boston personal injury attorneys. 

What is a Flexor Check-Flo Introducer?

A Flexor catheter is a medical device used to insert diagnostic or therapeutic devices into a vein during a medical procedure. The catheters were not used to access the blood vessels of the heart or brain. They were used in a variety of diagnostic and surgical procedures to insert medical devices into patients.

The Flexor Check-Flo catheters were useful because they were a complete unit with a coated shaft, valve, dilator, and distal radiopaque makers. The markers allowed the catheters to show up on x-rays, which can be helpful for physicians.

Removal of the Flexor Check-Flo Introducer From the Market

Cook Medical is recalling their catheters! On November 24, 2020, the company issued a global recall of two medical devices. It recalled the Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducer (Shuttle Select). 

The FDA has classified it a Class I recall by FDA, the most serious type of medical device recall. It is used when there is a reasonable probability that the medical device will cause death or serious adverse health consequences. 

Cook Medical recalled its Flexor Check-Flo Introducer because it increased the chance of separation at a proximal bond site. If the catheter separates during a procedure, it could result in life-threatening conditions for the patient.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), adverse events could include:

  • Blocking blood floor to internal organs
  • Bleeding
  • Blood vessel injury
  • Longer surgical times
  • Additional procedures to remove the separated piece

At this time, there have been no deaths linked to the use of the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducer. However, the recall notice by the FDA states that there have been 57 complaints and 14 reports of serious injuries linked to the catheters.

Who is Responsible for Damages Caused by the Flexor Check-Flo Introducer?

Under product liability laws, several parties could be liable when a medical device is defective. The designer, manufacturer, or distributor could all be responsible for damages caused by a defective product. Determining whether the product had a defective design, manufacturing defect, or warning defect is the first step in identifying the liable parties. 

Manufacturers have a duty of care to provide safe products. If the Flexor Check-Flo Introducer is defective, Cook Medical could be sued and held liable for damages caused by its defective medical device. 

What Damages Are Available for an Injury Caused by the Cook Medical Flexor Catheters?

When a product injures you, you sustain a variety of damages. Product liability laws allow injured parties to seek compensation for their physical, emotional, and financial damages. 

Therefore, our Boston defective medical device lawyers can help you seek compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses, including medical bills from physicians, hospitals, therapists, and surgeons.
  • The cost of medications, medical equipment, and medical supplies
  • Expenses related to in-home health care and personal care
  • Loss of income and benefits 
  • Mental anguish, emotional distress, and physical pain and suffering
  • Permanent impairments and disabilities
  • Loss of quality of life

Family members may seek compensation for the death of a loved one by filing a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers use their considerable experience to calculate the maximum compensation for your damages. We work with medical experts and financial experts to maximize the value of your claim. 

Deadlines for Filing Cook Flexor Catheter Claims and Lawsuits

The Massachusetts statute of limitations restricts the time you have to file a personal injury claim or product liability lawsuit to only three years. Do not delay in contacting our office to speak with a lawyer. These cases are incredibly complicated. Waiting too long to seek legal advice could result in the loss of your legal right to pursue a claim in court. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boston Flexor Check-Flo Introducer Catheter Lawyer

Being injured by a medical device can be a traumatic experience. Our legal team provides the legal guidance you need as you fight for fair compensation from the party who caused your injury.

Call us to request your free appointment with a defective medical device lawyer in Boston.

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