Cincinnati, Ohio Medical Device Lawyer reviewing Defective Guidewires and Medtronic Recall Lawsuits
Medtronic, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified the company’s recently initiated voluntary field action related to certain guidewires as a Class I recall.
“Based on an internal investigation following a limited number of complaints, including one patient injury, Medtronic began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide the week of Oct. 21 that some models of its guidewires from recent lots have the potential for the coating on their surface to delaminate and detach.”
“The guidewires covered by this recall are designed to facilitate percutaneous coronary interventions or the placement of left ventricular leads for cardiac rhythm devices. They include specific lots from the following eight product lines that were manufactured after mid-April 2013:
- Cougar nitinol workhorse guidewire
- Cougar steerable guidewire
- Zinger stainless steel workhorse guidewire
- Zinger steerable guidewire
- Thunder extra-support guidewire
- Thunder steerable guidewire
- ProVia crossing guidewire
- Attain Hybrid guide wire
Although the U.S…. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for making sure that medical devices are adequately tested, device recalls have become increasingly common. Device manufacturers are often slow to respond to consumer complaints and must be held responsible for injuries caused.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio medical device lawyer who has successfully represented individuals throughout the United States in complex product liability litigation. The Lyon Firm works with medical specialists, metallurgists, and engineers to determine the root cause of a medical device failure or Medtronic recall.
Additional information about the defective guidewires and Medtronic recall, including the lot numbers of affected product, is accessible through the Medtronic website – specifically, http://www.medtronic.com/for-healthcare-professionals/index.htm.
(Source: U.S…. Food and Drug Administration)
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Catastrophic Injury Lawyer and Ohio product liability attorney, investigating faulty Medtronic medical devices. If you or someone close to you is suffering as a result of Medtronic recall guidewires, please contact the Lyon Firm for a no cost legal consult to learn about your options.