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November 4, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Clara, CA: The number of catheters reported to be defective over the last few years is mind-boggling. Over the past year alone several medical device manufacturers have recalled a combined four million catheters. Why so many? A study published yesterday may give one explanation.Read [ Unnecessary and Defective Catheter? ]
October 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: When the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter was originally launched by Bayer Medical Care Inc., (Bayer), there was no shortage of platitudes which, sometime later presented as a stark contrast to the eventual global recall that resulted in many a lawsuit amidst allegations of defective catheters causing injury.Read [ The Recalled Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Received FDA 510(k) Clearance ]
September 27, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: Another catheter was recalled last week, and this one got a Class 1 recall category, meaning the most serious kind.Read [ Why so many Catheters Recalled? ]
August 3, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Mother and Nurses Blame Catheter for Baby’s Death ]
Worcester, MA “The nurses in the hospital explained to me that baby Amber’s infection was due to the catheter. And my daughter’s autopsy states that infection was the cause of death,” says Tara.
July 23, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Yet another catheter recall has been issued by the FDA. Vascular Solutions, Inc. recalled its Venture Catheters because they can potentially cause a blood clot, which can result in serious injury and even death.Read [ Another Catheter Recalled ]
June 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Various reports of defective catheters causing injury have also been associated with product recalls initiated by respective manufacturers and supported by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Read [ Recalled Catheters All Approved Through FDA 510(k) Clearance Protocol ]
May 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: In the wake of more than four million catheter recalls over the past year by numerous medical device manufacturers, dozens of patients have reported injuries and two wrongful death lawsuits have been filed due to broken catheters.Read [ Catheter Injury Lawsuits following Catheter Recalls ]
April 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: We are just a few days beyond the one-year anniversary of the issuance, by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), of a Class 1 designation to the recall of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter by medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific. The voluntary recall was triggered by the manufacturer the previous month, on March 22, 2016.Read [ Will Federal Deregulation make it Easier for Plaintiffs to Sue over Defective Catheters? ]
March 17, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: Six months after Medtronic issued a voluntary recall on certain potentially defective catheters, the Federal Drug Administration has announced an update on a previous recall on two of Medtronic's implantable drug pumps.Read [ FDA Issues Recall on Medtronic Implantable Pain Pumps ]
February 8, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Silver Spring, MD: When it comes to defective catheters causing injury, Bard Peripheral Vascular's recall of its Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath is the latest in a long line of catheter recalls that include the Boston Scientific Corp. Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter and Cook Medical's Shuttle Select Slip-Catheter and Beacon catheters.Read [ Latest Defective Catheter Takes Its Place in Long Line of FDA Recalls ]
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