Boston Scientific NexStent
Boston Scientific NexStent Side Effects May Result In Stroke Lawsuits
Boston Scientific NexStent | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Blood Vessel Damage, Stroke, Emergency Surgery | Device Malfunctions, Faulty Components, Defective Stent
The lawyers and attorneys at our firm are offering free case evaluations to individuals injured by Boston Scientific NexStent products. Boston Scientific recalled its NexStent carotid artery products in June 2008 because the defective devices could lead to blood vessel damage, stroke or emergency surgery. If you or someone you know were injured by Boston Scientific's NexStent Monorail, NexStent Carotid Stent or Monorail Delivery System, we urge you to contact one of our NexStent injury lawyers as soon as possible to protect your rights.
Boston Scientific first made its customers aware of the NexStent products recall in June 2008. This was done via a letter sent to customers on June 6, 2008. However, the recall was not made public until August 2008. For that reason, many victims of NexStent injuries might not even realize that the device was to blame. Our NexStent injury lawyers are committed to making sure that Boston Scientific treats victims of this defective device fairly.
Boston Scientific NexStent Recall
NexStent was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2006 to help keep the neck's carotid arteries propped open after they have been cleared of fatty blockages. The stent uses one of two delivery systems called the Monorail and Over the Wire, according to the FDA. The recall applies to the Monorail system as well as the stent itself.
The NexStent recall was initiated because the tip of the device used to implant the stent can break off and may damage the blood vessel wall or lead to stroke. If the device malfunctions, emergency surgery could be required to remove the tip. Such devastating injuries can take a horrible toll on victims and their families. Our NexStent injury lawyers will work hard to make sure those suffering because of this defective device receive the compensation they deserve.
The recall, which includes NexStent products made from June 2007 to May 2008, did not affect stents that have already been implanted, the FDA said. However, the NexStent injury lawyers know that these defective devices have been implanted in hundreds of people. Because most adverse events are never reported to the FDA, there is no way to know how many patients might have been injured by NexStent products.
FDA Deemed the NexStent recall a Class I Recall
Class I Recalls are for dangerous or defective products that predictably could cause serious health problems or death.
The FDA said that healthcare professionals and consumers may report any problems with the NexStent system to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by FAX. Patients with questions about recalled NexStent products should contact their doctors.
The NexStent Carotid Stent is a laser-cut, nitinol stent with a rolled sheet design that enables one stent size to adapt to multiple diameters in tapered or non-tapered vessel configurations. Its self-sizing feature is designed to provide adaptability when treating lesions in the carotid arteries, and its closed-cell configuration is designed to increase lesion coverage and provide a smooth inner lumen to help facilitate delivery and retrieval of ancillary devices.
NexStent products are used in patients to treat a blockage (stenosis) in the carotid artery, known as carotid artery disease. The two carotid arteries (located on either side of the neck) supply blood to the brain. The device is used in a procedure called carotid artery stenting (CAS), in which the physician places the self-expanding stent in the carotid artery to keep the artery open and to help prevent future narrowing of the artery.
Legal Help for Victims of NexStent Injuries
If your or a loved one suffered a stroke, damage to blood vessel walls, or had to undergo emergency surgery because of a defective NexStent product, you have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form or call 1-800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636) to discuss your case with an experienced NexStent injury lawyer.