Vascular Solutions, Inc. recently issued a recall for thousands of Venture Catheters. Patients who were harmed because one of these devices split or separated during a procedure may be eligible to file a Venture Catheters lawsuit to obtain financial compensation for their medical bills and other injury-related damages.
The medical device lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are offering free legal evaluations to individuals who may have been harmed by a recalled Venture Catheter, or their surviving loved ones. To learn if you could be eligible to file a Venture Catheters lawsuit, please contact our office by calling (888) 994-5118.
Venture Catheters were designed to steer and control a guidewire through blood vessels during catherization procedures involving the heart and other parts of the vascular system. The devices feature a deflectable tip that can be angled up to 90º, which helps the catheter maneuver around sharp corners and access difficult-to-reach blood vessels.
Two of the device models (Vascular OTW 5821 and Venture CS 5822) may also be used for manual delivery of saline solution or diagnostic contrast agents.
In October 2017, the FDA announced a Class 1 recall for more than 7,000 Venture Catheters sold in the United States.
The recall included all unexpired lots of the:
The affected devices were manufactured from May 7, 2015 to March 31, 2017 and distributed nationwide from May 7, 2015 to April 19, 2017.
A Class I recall is the FDA’s most serious recall category and indicates that use of a medical device poses a significant risk of acute injury or death.
The Venture Catheters recall was announced after Vascular Solutions’ own internal investigation determined that excess material at the tip of the catheter could split or separate and enter a patient’s blood stream during a procedure.
Such an occurrence could result in serious complications and injuries, including:
Vascular Solutions sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall Letter” to all affected customers in April 2017 instructing them to identify, remove, and quarantine any recalled Venture Catheters from their inventory. The company would then make arrangements for the return of the affected devices.
Victims of Venture Catheters complications may be entitled to compensation for all damages related to their injuries, including:
To learn more about filing a Venture Catheters lawsuit, please contact our attorneys today for your free, no obligation case review by calling (888) 994-5118.
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