Teleflex, in conjunction with its subsidiary, Arrow International, has issued a recall for their ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System due to risks associated with catheter separation and leakage. This notification is of paramount importance as it directly impacts patient safety.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this as a Class I recall, which is the highest level of recall severity, implying that the use of these devices could potentially result in severe injuries or even death.
The product in question is the ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System. You can refer to the recall database entry for specific product codes. The recall affects a substantial 262,016 devices, distributed in the U.S. from October 26, 2018, until May 10, 2023. The recall was officially initiated by the firm on May 19, 2023.
The ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System is a crucial medical device that enables healthcare professionals to access a patient’s peripheral vascular system. Its short-term use includes blood sampling, blood pressure monitoring, and the administration of fluids, blood, and blood products.
The primary reason for the recall by Teleflex and Arrow International is concerning reports of catheter separation or leakage. If a catheter separates within a blood vessel, fragments of it may remain in the bloodstream and potentially migrate elsewhere within the body.
The ensuing health hazards are alarming. They may include serious injuries such as blockage of blood vessels, compromised blood flow, injury to the vessel walls, blood clots, blockage of the lung arteries (pulmonary embolism), heart attack, or death. As per the records of Teleflex/Arrow International, there have been 83 complaints related to this issue, resulting in 18 reported injuries, thankfully with no fatalities to date.
The individuals most at risk are those receiving care with the ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System.
On May 19, 2023, Teleflex and Arrow International circulated an Urgent Medical Device Recall notice to their customers with a list of recommended actions for both medical facilities and distributors. They strongly advise immediate inventory checks, ceasing use and distribution of the affected product, quarantining said product, and contacting customer service for further instructions.
Customers with queries can reach Teleflex and Arrow International Customer Service via phone: 1-866-396-2111, FAX: 1-855-419-8507, or email at [email protected].
Adverse reactions or quality issues experienced by health care professionals and consumers using these devices should be reported to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program using an online form, regular mail, or FAX.
Filing a Product Liability Lawsuit
Should you or a loved one experience an injury due to the use of the ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System, you might consider filing a product liability lawsuit. This legal action could help you obtain compensation for the injury and related damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Choosing an Attorney for Your Case
Selecting the right attorney for your lawsuit is crucial. A qualified attorney can guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected. In a product liability lawsuit, especially those related to medical devices, it’s essential to have an attorney who is well-versed in this particular area of law.
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Parker Waichman LLP stands out as a top choice for such cases. Their vast experience in dealing with product liability lawsuits and their deep understanding of the legalities involved in medical device recalls make them the ideal partner in this journey. They’ve got a proven track record of successfully representing clients in similar situations.
If you or a loved one has been impacted by the ARROW Endurance Extended Dwell Peripheral Catheter System recall, don’t hesitate to contact Parker Waichman LLP. They’re committed to ensuring that justice is served. For a free consultation, reach out to them on their national toll-free number, 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529). Remember, when it comes to your health and safety, taking prompt action is critical. Act now and ensure your rights are protected.
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