Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter Lawsuit Lawyers
PARKER WAICHMAN LLP – VENTURE CATHETER INJURY LAWSUIT LAWYERS
The Venture Catheter, manufactured by Vascular Solutions Inc., is subject to a Class I recall, which means the medical device has the potential to cause patients to sustain injuries or death. Because of the dangers associated with the Venture Catheter, Parker Waichman LLP is currently investigating potential legal claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries after undergoing vascular procedures with the use of the Venture Catheter. If you have suffered harm because of the Venture Catheter, you may be entitled to compensation. To find out if you have legal options, contact our office to schedule your free consultation.
Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter Poses Risk of Harm and Death to Patients
The Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter is used in a variety of vascular procedures to access veins and arteries in the heart, arms, hands, legs, and feet. Some models of the Venture Catheter administer saline fluids and drugs into blood vessels. Because the Venture Catheter is being used with very sensitive organs and tissues, any defect in the product can lead to serious and catastrophic injuries. Vascular Solutions Inc. recalled the Venture Catheter after learning that excess material on the tip of the catheter can split or separate while in use. A portion of the catheter may break off or enter a patient’s bloodstream. The picture below demonstrates how the Venture Catheter can split or separate during vascular procedure.
Injuries Associated with the Venture Catheter
Catheters are very small medical devices that are essential to complete certain medically necessary procedures. As such, the manufacturer of small catheters should take extra measures to ensure a catheter tip will not split or separate in a person’s body. The Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter has the potential to cause the following injuries:
- Blood clots;
- Protrusion or perforation of excess material into tissues and organs;
- Internal bleeding; and
Injuries associated with the Venture Catheter can cause permanent damage and alter a person’s life forever. Because the risk of injury or death is so significant for patients, the Venture Catheter has been taken off the market.
FDA Identifies Venture Catheter Recall as Class I – Potential for Serious Injury or Death
After Vascular Solutions Inc. recalled the Venture Catheter, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall, notifying heath care providers and patients that the Venture Catheter has the potential to cause severe injuries or death. Some medical device recalls do not require that a product be taken off of the market, but the Venture Catheter has proven to be dangerous enough to remove the medical device from the market completely.
The FDA has provided the following recall information to help healthcare providers and patients understand what particular devices are affected by the Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter Class I recall.
- Venture RX Catheter (Model 5820)
- Venture OTW (Model 5821)
- Venture CS Catheter (Model 5822)
- Lot Numbers: All
- Manufacturing Dates: May 7, 2015 to March 31, 2017
- Distribution Dates: May 7, 2015 to April 19, 2017
- Total Number of Devices Recalled Nationwide: 7,054
As part of the Class I recall, distributors and customers were instructed to identify and remove all Venture Catheters from their inventory and quarantine the products. Additionally, customers were instructed to return all Venture Catheters to the manufacturer, Vascular Solutions Inc.
Did Vascular Solutions Inc. Have an Obligation to Know About the Dangers Associated with the Venture Catheter?
Many medical devices enter the marketplace without undergoing full testing on humans. Some products enter the marketplace simply because they are similar to other products already on the marketplace. Venture Catheters entered the marketplace through the FDA’s 510(k) “clearance” process which means the FDA believes the product is similar enough to a product already on the market that it does not need to undergo additional testing. However, by clearing a product for use, the FDA leaves the responsibility of safety and efficacy to the manufacturer. As such, the manufacturer must be aware of serious defects that may pose a risk of injury or death to patients.
While Vascular Solutions Inc. did take measures to pull Venture Catheters from the market once the device maker became aware that the catheters posed a risk of harm, questions remain as to whether the device manufacturer knew or should have known just how dangerous its products are. When the defect at issue involves excess material on the tip of the catheter, Vascular Solutions should have been able to detect, through an adequate quality control process, that the excess material could split or separate. It is too early to determine at what point in the design and manufacturing process that the Venture Catheters came to have excess material on the tip, but what is clear at this time is that such a defect has the potential to cause permanent injuries or even death.
Do You Have a Potential Venture Catheter Lawsuit?
At Parker Waichman LLP, one of our Venture Catheter Lawsuit Lawyers will evaluate a potential legal claim by asking the following questions regarding a person’s case:
- Did the client undergo a vascular surgery with the use of the Venture Catheter?
- Did the tip of the Venture Catheter have excess material?
- Was the Venture Catheter subject to the FDA Class I recall at the time it was used during the client’s vascular procedure?
- Did the tip of the Venture Catheter split or separate?
- Did the client sustain injuries, such as blood clots, internal bleeding, damage to surrounding tissue or organs, or death?
- Has the time limitation for filing a lawsuit expired?
Every case presents unique facts, so a lawyer may have different questions for each client. However, the questions listed above are a good starting point to help clients know whether they may have a potential Vascular Solutions Inc. Venture Catheter Lawsuit.
Parker Waichman LLP – We Have Recovered in Excess of $2 Billion in Compensation for Clients
The National Defective Drug and Medical Device Lawyers of Parker Waichman LLP have a reputation for helping clients recover more than $2 billion in compensation collectively. Our legal team fights endlessly to ensure all injured clients have the chance to receive compensation for their pain and suffering associated with negligent conduct or a defective product. The following peer-reviewed ratings demonstrate that Parker Waichman LLP has proven to be a successful personal injury law firm for so many clients across the country.
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In addition to positive ratings, Parker Waichman LLP has a reputation for providing superior customer service and client appreciation that are not qualities ever law firm possesses. Therefore, anyone interested in learning about Parker Waichman LLP or how an injured victim may be able to seek compensation should speak with a member of our legal team.
Contact a Venture Catheter Lawsuit Lawyer Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you sustained injuries during a procedure where a Venture Catheter was used, you should consider speaking with a Venture Catheter Lawsuit Attorney about your situation. At Parker Waichman LLP, we have a team of nationally-recognized lawyers who will thoroughly review your potential case. To find out more about Venture Catheter Lawsuits, contact our office today by calling (800) YOUR-LAWYER (968-7529) to schedule a free consultation.
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