Major Recall Issued for Over 32 Million Syringes by Cardinal Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a critical alert concerning the recall of a massive number of disposable syringes by Cardinal Health. This recall, classified as Class I, is particularly serious as the FDA warns that the use of these syringes could lead to severe injuries or even fatalities.
The distribution of Cardinal Health’s Monoject syringes marked a new development in medical supplies. However, these syringes, unlike their predecessors from Covidien Monoject, were designed with altered dimensions. This change has resulted in significant compatibility issues with syringe pumps. The FDA reports that these discrepancies could potentially lead to various pump-related problems, including risks of overdosing, underdosing, therapy delays, and failure to trigger occlusion alarms in a timely manner.
The scope of this recall is extensive, encompassing over 32.43 million disposable syringes distributed between June and August 2023. The FDA has published a comprehensive list of affected product names and codes for reference.
Cardinal Health has acknowledged receiving multiple reports related to these syringes, with 15 instances of delayed therapy and 13 cases involving inaccurate volume or rate dispensing. This recall is not merely a corrective measure; it is an urgent advisory against the use of Cardinal Health Monoject syringes in conjunction with syringe infusion pumps.
Notably, the FDA has clarified that Covidien-branded Monoject syringes remain compatible with syringe infusion pumps and can be used safely if available.
Seeking Damages for Syringe-Related Injuries
Victims affected by the faulty syringes may consider pursuing legal action to seek compensation for any harm caused. Such cases typically fall under product liability law, where the claim focuses on the product being inherently unsafe or defective.
Embarking on a product liability lawsuit involves several stages, from filing a complaint to potentially engaging in courtroom proceedings. Given the intricacies of product liability law, the guidance of an experienced attorney is indispensable. An attorney’s role is pivotal in navigating legal complexities, including evidence gathering, legal argumentation, negotiating settlements, and courtroom representation.
In terms of recoverable damages, victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and in some cases, punitive damages, particularly if negligence on the part of the manufacturer is established. Beyond financial reparation, such lawsuits serve a broader purpose of holding manufacturers accountable and ensuring safer products in the market.
CONTACT PARKER WAICHMAN LLP FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW
For individuals impacted by the Cardinal Health syringe recall, legal consultation can be a crucial step towards justice and compensation. Parker Waichman LLP, a national product liability law firm, stands ready to assist. Offering free consultations, they provide an opportunity for victims to understand their legal rights and explore potential avenues for recourse.
If you or a loved one has been affected by this recall, reaching out to Parker Waichman LLP can be an important step in your journey towards recovery and justice. Their team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring that negligent manufacturers are held accountable for their actions. Contact them at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) for a confidential, no-cost consultation to discuss your case and understand your options.
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