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Penumbra Jet 7 Catheter Recall
The FDA on Dec. 15, 2020, announced that Penumbra Inc. is recalling its JET 7 Catheters with Xtra Flex Technology due to an increased risk of mortality and serious injury.
FDA is aware of at least 200 medical device reports (MDRs) associated with Penumbra catheters, including at least 14 unique patient deaths caused by:
- Catheter ballooning
- Complete separation
- Exposure of internal support coils near the distal tip region of the catheter
- And more
Consumers who received a Penumbra Catheter that is affected by this recall should stop using it immediately. Facilities should remove the devices from inventory as directed.
Teleflex Venture Catheter Recall
The Class I recall, which was announced on June 22, 2017, affects three lots of Teleflex Venture Catheters, including 4,679 distributed in the U.S., due to the potential for excess material to be present within the inner lumen of the distal catheter tip.
Venture caths are designed to direct, steer, control and support a guidewire through the coronary and peripheral vasculature, with 2 versions of the device for manual delivery of saline solution or diagnostic contrast agents. However, the recalled models have the “potential for excess material to be present within the inner lumen of the distal catheter tip,” according to Vascular Solutions. The material could separate from the catheter and cause a serious injury due to embolism.
The recall covers all unexpired lots of the Rapid Exchange, Over-the-Wire and Coronary Sinus versions of Venture Catheters. Affected product codes include 5820, 5821 and 5822, with an associated 72 different lot numbers. Vascular Solutions said that no injuries or deaths have been associated with the issue to date.
The company has contacted purchasers with affected products, and advised any facilities with the products to remove them from their inventory and return them.
Why Our Law Firm Is Opposed To a Catheter Recall Class Action
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, has decided against the filing of a Catheter Recall Class Action Suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of people who were injured by catheters.
In complex medical device litigation, a class action suit can be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual catheter recall lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Catheter Recall Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in catheter recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you were harmed by an allegedly defective catheter, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.