Penumbra’s Urgent Voluntary Recall of JET 7 Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 200 reports about the Penumbra JET 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Xtra Flex Technology, which has been used in stroke patients to remove blood clots. Reports to the FDA have linked these medical devices to serious patient injuries such as blood vessel damage, hemorrhage, and cerebral infarction. Failures reported have included ballooning, expansion, rupture, breakage or complete separation, and exposure of internal support coils near the tip of the catheter. As a result, Penumbra has issued an urgent recall of these defective devices. Products included in the Penumbra device recall are:
- The JET 7 Xtra Flex catheter
- The JET 7 MAX (which includes the JET 7 Xtra Flex catheter and the MAX Delivery Device)
Health-care providers have been advised to immediately stop using the JET 7 Extra Flex catheter and follow Penumbra’s instructions for returning these devices. However, for those who have already been injured or even lost their lives due to their use, this action is too little, too late. If you have been harmed by a device subject to the Penumbra recall, a defective medical device lawyer with Parker Waichman LLP may be able to help you get compensation. Our experienced attorneys are currently evaluating potential Penumbra lawsuits: Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER today for a free consultation to learn about your legal rights.
Steps to Take if You’ve Been Harmed by a Penumbra Catheter
If you or a loved one suffered an injury or death due to being treated for a stroke with either the JET 7 Xtra Flex or the JET 7 MAX, nothing will truly make up for the harm that has been caused, but there are a few actions you can take to help relieve some of the burden of your situation and potentially save others from a similar fate:
- Seek medical treatment as needed to address your injuries.
- Submit a report to the FDA, which will help them to document the extent of Penumbra catheter injuries and better understand which products are harmful to the public.
- Contact a skilled product liability lawyer, who will start on your case by obtaining copies of your medical records to document that the defective device that caused your injuries was part of the Penumbra device recall.
When you work with an experienced defective product attorney at Parker Waichman, we’ll fight tirelessly to connect your injuries with the products included in the Penumbra recall. We’ll build the strongest possible case on your behalf, drawing on our extensive experience litigating similar cases as well as the help of expert witnesses who can help explain your injuries to a jury and make it clear why Penumbra should be held responsible for the damage that was done. By pursuing a Penumbra catheter lawsuit, you could receive compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, time off from work, and the pain and suffering incurred due to your injuries.
Get Help From a Dedicated Product Defect Attorney
If you or a loved one was treated with one of the catheters included in the Penumbra recall and suffered a severe injury as a result, contact a dedicated attorney at Parker Waichman today. Our law firm has extensive experience handling complicated product liability cases involving defective medical devices, and we’ll work hard to get you the help and compensation you deserve from a lawsuit against Penumbra. Call 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER today for a free consultation with no obligation.
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