FDA Issues Class I Venture Catheter Recall – What This Means for Your Legal Rights
Over 7,000 catheters from Venture Catheters have been recalled due to the likelihood of tip breakage, leading to adverse health complications. A catheter is a flexible wire encased in plastic which is used to access the vascular system by way of passing through arteries or veins in order to get to a trouble organ or event such as in the case of a lodged blood clot. These are vital components which are used in non-invasive or laparoscopic surgeries where patients present with unique health problems which must be solved creatively to preserve their health.
Were you affected by the Venture Catheter recall? If the tip of the device broke off or separated, causing health complications in you or a loved one, you may be eligible for compensation. Please give us a call today at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. According to product liability law, negligence of this scope attracts fines as a deterrent so that companies manufacture and test safe equipment before they are available for use by the public and the medical community. Call 1 (773) 825-3547 RIGHT NOW: the call is free, and you’re under no obligation to have us take on your case.
List of Venture Catheter Models Affected in Recall
In a joint directive with the FDA, Venture Solutions Inc. made the decision to issue a Class I recall, which is the most serious or urgent form of recall issued by the federal agency due to the potential for components under this notice to cause injury or death, covering over 7,000 catheters manufactured from the 7th of May, 2015, to the 31st of March, 2017. In addition, the FDA noted in its notice that affected models were the Venture RX Catheter 5820, the Venture OTW 5821 and the Venture CS Catheter 5822. These devices were distributed from the 7th of May, 2015 through to the 31st of March, 2017.
FDA Issues a Directive to Prevent Future Injuries
The FDA noticed also mentioned that Vascular Solutions Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall notice to its distributors and customers, and asked them to locate and remove all Venture catheters from their possession and that customers be provided with the Field Safety Notice as well as the Customer Inventory Form which they will complete. These catheters should thereafter be returned to Vascular Solutions so they can receive a credit for all returned catheters.
Venture Catheter Lawsuit Help
Individuals who may have been caught up in the Venture Catheter recall and who may have subsequently suffered health complications are owed a duty of care by the makers of this product. Due to lack of proper testing and inspection which subsequently may have led to their injuries, this duty of care was breached, making it possible for them to file a catheter injury lawsuit. If you were affected, you can file a claim to recover for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of ability to work, loss of enjoyment of life, funeral expenses if a loved one died, and so much more. If you need free legal information before making up your mind on the next step to take, please give us a call at 1 (773) 825-3547 NOW to speak with an experienced and friendly attorney regarding your legal rights. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.