Contact Us

Boston Scientific Flextome
*    Denotes required field.

   * First Name 

   * Last Name 

   * Email 

Phone 

Cell Phone 

Street Address 

Zip Code 

City 

State 

What medical condition prompted the use of the device?

Please describe any problems or injuries caused by the product:

No Yes, I agree to the Parker Waichman LLP disclaimers. Click here to review.

Yes, I would like to receive the Parker Waichman LLP monthly newsletter, InjuryAlert.

please do not fill out the field below.

Boston Scientific Flextome

Boston Scientific Flextome Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Removal Surgery, Further Procedures, Personal Injury | Faulty Tip Device, Undesired Tip Separation, Defective Tip

Facebook Twitter Stumble AddThis Social Bookmark Button Pin It Email to Friend Print Page

Boston Scientific Flextome Side Effects May Result In Personal Injury Lawsuits

Boston Scientific Flextome | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Removal Surgery, Further Procedures, Personal Injury | Faulty Tip Device, Undesired Tip Separation, Defective Tip

Boston Scientific Flextome

Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. is recalling 40,000 implantable devices meant to treat blocked coronary arteries, saying they have received eight complaints that the end of the device became detached as it was inserted in the patient and required more surgery in three of the cases.

The recall affects all of its Flextome cutting angioplasty balloon devices that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved as recently as September. The device differs from standard angioplasty balloons in that it is lined on the outside with three or four lengthwise micro-surgical blades. Boston Scientific said it received eight complaints that the device tip separated from the catheter as it was removed from the patient, and said surgery was needed in three cases to remove the tip. The company said it is working with the FDA on the recall and notifying officials from other countries. The Flextome was approved in Europe in January.

Boston Scientific booked $13 million in Flextome sales in 2005. This is the second recall of a balloon-related device in as many years for Boston Scientific.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Boston Scientific Flextome

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a Boston Scientific Flextome device, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective medical device attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

Tags:  
Boston Scientific FlextomeRSS Feed

Recall for Boston Scientific Implantable Defibrillators

Mar 16, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
A massive recall is being issued for seven brands of Boston Scientific implantable heart defibrillators.  The recall is being issued because Boston Scientific has determined that it did not get approval from federal regulators for changes to its manufacturing processes. According to a Boston Scientific press release, the company is halting sales and retrieving field inventory of all its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators...

Lawsuits Allege Medtronic, Other Firms Illegally Marketed Surgical Ablation Products

Jul 16, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Medtronic Inc., St. Jude Medical Inc., AtriCure Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. all allegedly paid kickbacks to doctors in order to convince them to use their surgical ablation products to treat the heart-rhythm defect called atrial fibrillation, according to lawsuits recently unsealed in Texas.   According to The Wall Street Journal, the lawsuits were filed by former employees of the companies.Allegations of kickbacks by medical device makers are nothing new.  For example, in...

Boston Scientific Recalls Flextome Angioplasty Device

Feb 6, 2006 | Medscape
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Boston Scientific Corporation have notified healthcare professionals regarding the class 1 recall of an angioplasty device (Flextome Cutting Balloon Device and Monorail Delivery System), due to the potential for distal catheter shaft separation during device withdrawal.The device consists of a surgical balloon with microsurgical blades (microtomes) attached to the sides. It is inserted via catheter into the artery, and then expanded to allow the...

Boston Scientific Recalls Balloon Devices

Dec 8, 2005 | AP
Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. said Thursday it is recalling 40,000 implantable devices meant to treat blocked coronary arteries, saying it has received eight complaints that the end of the device became detached as it was inserted in the patient and required more surgery in three cases.The recall affects all of its Flextome cutting angioplasty balloon devices that theFood and Drug Administration approved as recently as September.The device differs from standard angioplasty...

More Boston Scientific Flextome News

Parker Waichman Accolades And Reviews Law Dragon Best Lawyers Find Us On Avvo Protected by Copyscape Web Copyright Protection Software php-5