Pressure Injectable Central Venous Catheter Lawsuits
A recent FDA investigation has identified a critical issue with Pressure Injectable Central Venous Catheters manufactured by Teleflex and its subsidiary, Arrow International. This equipment is designed to provide central cardiovascular access for patients requiring repetitive interventions such as blood sampling, pressure monitoring, or the administration of medications. The catheters are integral in managing complex medical conditions, particularly when peripheral venous access is either inadequate or unavailable.
However, an alarming recall has been initiated for these catheters due to mislabeling concerning the presence of chlorhexidine, a chemical used for its antiseptic properties. This mislabeling has created a dangerous scenario where individuals with chlorhexidine allergies are at risk of exposure due to the incorrect identification of the products as non-coated. These allergic reactions can be severe, manifesting as itching, redness, hives, a significant drop in blood pressure, difficulty in breathing, or even life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Teleflex and Arrow International have distributed an Urgent Medical Device Recall notice, demanding the immediate cessation of use, distribution, and quarantine of the affected products. The medical facilities have been instructed to complete and return an acknowledgment form to Teleflex, which will orchestrate the return and credit procedures for the recalled products.
The names of the medical devices and associated product codes being recalled include:
|Commercial Name||Product Codes||Batch/Lot|
|Type of Action||Recall Notice|
|Pressure Injectable One-Lumen PICC||CDC-05541-HPK1A||143F22J0617|
|Pressure Injectable Two-Lumen PICC pre-loaded with Arrow VPS Stylet||CDC-35552-VPS||13F22EO359|
|Pressure Injectable Arrowg+ard Blue Plus Four-Lumen CVC||CDC-42854-XPCN1A||33F23B0723|
|Pressure Injectable Arrowg+ard Blue Advance Two-Lumen PICC pre-loaded with Arrow VPS Precision Stylet||CDC-45552-VPS2||33F23B0781|
|Pressure Injectable Arrowg+ard Blue Plus Four-Lumen CVC||CDC-45854-P1A||13F22L0806|
|Pressure Injectable Arrowg+ard Blue Advance Three-Lumen PICC pre-loaded with Arrow VPS TipTracker Stylet||CDC-45563-TTS||13F22G0508|
The potential for harm from these mislabeled medical devices underscores the legal rights of affected individuals. Those who have suffered due to this oversight may consider a lawsuit seeking damages. The litigation process in such cases involves filing a lawsuit, proving negligence, demonstrating harm, and potentially recovering damages. These damages may include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Victims may require expert legal assistance through every step of this process, from filing the lawsuit to the potential settlement or court judgment. A proficient attorney can offer indispensable guidance on the complexities of product liability law, gather crucial evidence, and ensure adherence to legal procedures and deadlines. Furthermore, legal representation can be pivotal in negotiating fair compensation and presenting the case effectively, should it proceed to trial.
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If you or a loved one has experienced an adverse event due to the use of these recalled catheter kits, it’s very important that you consider legal counsel. Parker Waichman LLP is a national product injury law firm that can provide comprehensive support and guidance no matter where you are located in the United States. Our law firm is prepared to fight for the justice and compensation your case deserves. A free consultation can be the first step towards addressing the wrongs suffered. Do not hesitate to contact Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to explore your legal options.
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