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Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes Side Effects May Lead To Bacterial Infection Lawsuits

Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Bacterial Infections, Fever, Injury, Chills, Serratia Marcescens | Contaminated Batch, Infected Medical Products

Sierra Pre-Filled Heparin Syringes caused serious bacterial infections in at least 40 people in Texas and Illinois in December 2007. The patients became infected by flushing their central intravenous catheter with the heparin-filled syringes. Heparin is a blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots and is used to keep central intravenous lines from clotting. Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes from the contaminated batch where also sent to Colorado, Florida, and Pennsylvania, prompting Sierra Pre-Filled to pull the defective syringes from the market.  The tainted syringes were manufactured by Sierra Pre-Filled, also known as AM2 PAT, of Angier, North Carolina.

Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes Linked to Bacterial Infections

Around 40 people in Texas and Illinois where sickened by the contaminated Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes.  The victims included 20 outpatients at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  No deaths have been reported related to the Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes, but of the 20 Rush outpatients who fell ill, 14 required hospitalization.

Doctors at Rush were able to trace the infections to Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes patients used during home treatment for cancer and other ailments.  The infections were the result of a bacterium called Serratia marcescens, which can cause fever and chills.

Tainted Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes Pulled Removed From Market

The infected Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes came from a single lot - 070926H –that was manufactured at the Sierra Pre-Filled manufacturing facility in North Carolina.   The bacteria were found in fluid from the Sierra Pre-Filled syringes, but it is uncertain if the original contamination was in the heparin, the saline used to dilute the drug, or the syringes themselves.  As a result of the bacterial contamination, all Sierra Pre-Filled syringes from the implicated lot where recalled.

Legal Help For Victims Affected By Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes

If you or a loved one has been injured by a contaminated Sierra Pre-Filled syringe, you may have valuable legal rights.  Please fill out the form at the right for a free case review by a qualified attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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FDA Failed to Protect Public from Deadly Tainted Syringes

Jun 8, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Federal regulators missed several opportunities to keep tainted pre-filled syringes from the AM2PAT facility in North Carolina from endangering patients, according to a new investigation by The Chicago Tribune and ProPublica.   The bacteria-laden AM2PAT prefilled syringes were linked to serious and sometimes deadly illnesses in 2007 before they were finally recalled.The Tribune/ProPublica investigation found several instances where the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) failed to...

Tainted Syringe Maker Had History of Violations

Feb 26, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
The company that distributed tainted pre-filled syringes linked to five deaths received a warning letter in August 2005 from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regarding atrocious conditions at its Raleigh, North Carolina manufacturing facility.  According to an Associated Press report, that FDA warning letter discussed nine serious violations found at the AM2PAT plant in Raleigh.  Federal prosecutors have charged that AM2PAT knowingly shipped untested syringes that sickened...

Company Knowingly Shipped Tainted Syringes That Killed Five

Feb 25, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
A manhunt is underway for the  owner of a North Carolina company that knowingly shipped tainted pre-filled syringes.   The syringes, shipped by  AM2PAT Inc. resulted in a massive recall, hundreds of illnesses and at least five deaths.As we reported previously, in 2007  numerous infections from Serratia marcascens bacteria were traced to heparin-filled syringes made by AM2PAT. In December 2007 and January 2008, Sierra Pre-filled and B. Braun syringes were recalled by...

Sierra Pre-Filled Syringe Debacle Yields Five More Lawsuits

Jan 25, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Sierra Pre-Filled bacteria tainted syringes continue to be the target of lawsuits.  Five people filed a lawsuit Thursday against Sierra Pre-Filled of Angier, North Carolina, manufacturer of the contaminated pre-filled syringes.  All five claimants are Illinois residents and patients at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  The five Sierra Pre-Filled syringe lawsuit plaintiffs allege they became seriously ill and were hospitalized because of the defective medical devices.In...

Sierra Pre-Filled Syringe Recall Expanded

Jan 21, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
More Sierra Pre-Filled Syringes have been recalled due to concerns over potential bacterial contamination.  The Sierra Pre-filled Syringe recalls has now been expanded to include all lots and all sizes of both Heparin and Saline pre-filled flushes manufactured by Sierra Pre-Filled, Inc.—also known as AM2 PAT—located in Angier, North Carolina.  The Sierra Pre-Filled syringe products are distributed under two brand names:  Sierra Pre-Filled Inc. and B. Braun.  The...

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