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. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our defective medical device lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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