Adverse events, including injury or death, may occur when a defective medical device is used for patient care or to perform a procedure. That appears to be the case with the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers manufactured by Cook Medical.
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The Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers (Shuttle Select) are catheters used to insert other medical devices into patients. The catheter is placed in a blood vessel, and another medical device is inserted through the catheter. The catheter is then removed, and the medical device remains in the patient.
Cook Medical manufactures the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducer. It is recalling the catheters from the market.
A Class I medical device recall was issued on November 24, 2020. The recall covered the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducer and Flexor Check-Flo Introducers.
The global recall was classified as a Class 1 Recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a Class 1 Recall is the most serious type of recall. It is used for situations where there is a reasonable probability that using the recalled product could result in death or serious adverse events.
Cook Medical is recalling the Flexor catheters because there are reports of serious injuries. The injuries occur because of an increased risk that the catheters will separate near the proximal bond site during use. The problem could jeopardize the patient’s health care.
The FDA lists the potential adverse events from using the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducer as:
No deaths have been reported to date related to the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducer. However, the recall notice states there are 57 complaints filed to date. The complaints include 14 reports of serious injuries linked to the Flexor catheters.
As the device manufacturer, Cook Medical is liable for damages and injuries caused by a defective medical device. However, other parties may also be liable in a product liability case. Designers, manufacturers, and distributors may also be named in a product liability lawsuit.
Product liability claims are generally based on strict liability, manufacturing defects, or a failure to warn of risks or provide adequate instructions. A thorough investigation is necessary to determine what caused the defect and who is liable for damages.
If a Cook Medical Flexor Catheter injured you, you could receive compensation for your economic damages and non-economic damages.
The types of damages you might recover for a defective product claim include:
If a person dies because of a defective medical device, the family members could seek damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Our Boston product liability lawyers diligently work to achieve the maximum compensation for your injury case.
The Massachusetts statute of limitations restricts your time to file claims to three years from the date of your accident. Product liability cases are complex. It is best to talk with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you do not file a lawsuit before the deadline in the statute of limitations, you give up some of your legal rights. You will be unable to file a legal claim against the company or other liable parties.
If you sustained injuries after the use of Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers, contact our Boston defective medical device lawyer for a free consultation. We are here to help.