As of November 24th, 2020, Cook Medical, the manufacturer of the Flexor Check-Flo Introducer catheter, has issued a Class I recall (the most serious type of recall, as it is associated with products that can cause serious injury or death) for their product manufactured between February 17, 2020 and September 29, 2020. Cook Medical is recalling the Flexor Check-Flo Introducers because of an increased chance of separation at the proximal bond site. If the device separates during use, this may lead to life-threatening adverse events.
The Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers are catheters that have a coated shaft, a valve, a dilator, and markers that show up on an x-ray. The catheters help insert other medical devices used for therapy or diagnosis into the vessels, except those of the heart and brain, during surgery or other procedures. As of today, there have been 57 complaints about this device issue and 14 reports of serious injuries. There have been no reported deaths.
If Flexor Check-Flo Introducers were responsible for your injury or the death of a loved one, you may legally deserve compensation for your losses, which could include:
We know how expensive, emotionally damaging, and physically traumatic injuries like these can be can be. We also know that medical device companies must be held responsible for their errors in order to create a safer and more just world. We want to stand up with you against these negligent businesses to make certain that these mistakes don’t harm future patients.
It can be difficult to know if post-surgery complications were caused by a defective medical device, such as a catheter. The best way to learn more about your case is to speak with an experienced defective medical device attorney about the details of your case.
At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping those harmed by negligent medical device companies. One of the ways we show our dedication is by offering those affected by Flexor Check-Flo Introducers a free, private consultation with one of our attorneys. To schedule your meeting, please contact us today via contact form or call (617) 362-4713.