Tennessee Venture Catheter Lawyer
Doctors often use catheters to aid in surgical procedures. If these catheters are defective, parts of the device may separate and remain inside the patient, which in turn can lead to additional side effects and complications.
In April 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a Class I recall of several thousand Venture Catheters, a device manufactured by Vascular Solutions, Inc. Venture catheters are used to help surgeons direct and control guide wires that access a patient’s veins and arteries. But according to the FDA and Vascular Solutions, there is a risk of the Venture catheter’s tip “splitting or separating during use.”
If you or a member of your family have been injured due to a defective Venture catheter, you may be entitled to compensation from Vascular Solutions and other negligent parties. The Tennessee Venture catheter lawyers at Fox & Foley can sit down and evaluate your potential legal claim.
Why Did the FDA Issue a Recall Notice for Venture Catheters?
A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall imposed by the FDA. It is only issued in cases where a drug or medical device is likely to “cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” In the case of the Venture catheters, Vascular Solutions admitted that “excess material” in the tip of the device “may separate” during use. This could lead to an embolism–a blockage of the blood vessel–and subsequently cause blood clots or organ damage, all of which can be fatal to the patient.
The recall specifically applies to certain lots of Venture catheter models 5820, 5821, and 5822, that were manufactured between May 2015 and March 2017, and distributed as late as April 2017. Altogether, the FDA said over 7,000 individual catheters are subject to the recall. The FDA directed healthcare providers to remove all affected Venture catheters from their inventories and return the devices to Vascular Solutions.
Call Fox & Farley Today for Legal Advice on Dealing with Your Defective Venture Catheter
A recall does not absolve the manufacturer of legal liability. Injured patients may still pursue legal action against the companies that produce and distribute dangerous and defective medical devices. But there are strict time limits for filing a product liability lawsuit under Tennessee law. That is why it is critical to speak with an experienced Tennessee Venture catheters lawyer as soon you suspect there may be a problem.
The attorneys at Fox & Farley represent injured patients and their families in a wide range of actions involving dangerous and defective medical devices. We can assist you in thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding the implanting of your Venture catheter, and whether anyone involved was negligent in failing to warn you about the potential risks. Call us today at 866-862-4855 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation so we can learn more about your case.
Fox & Farley serves clients in Tennessee cities such as Knoxville, Clinton, Oak Ridge, Kingston, La Follette, Maryville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and others throughout Knox County, Anderson County, Roane County, Macon County, Blount County, Campbell County, Claiborne County, Morgan County, Scott County, Sevier County and Union County.