Have you or a family member been injured by defective Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers or Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers?
Cook Medical Flexors Introducers: What Are They Used For?
The Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers are catheters with x-ray visible markers, a coated shaft, a valve, and a dilator. During surgery and other procedures, catheters facilitate the insertion of other medical devices used for therapy or diagnosis into the vessels, excluding those of the heart and brain.
Cook Medical Recalls the Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers
Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers have been recalled by Cook Medical due to an increased risk of separation at the proximal bond site.
If the device separates during use, life-threatening adverse events may occur. The FDA has classified the recall as Class I, its most severe level, indicating that there is a likelihood that the product will cause severe adverse health effects or death.
Use of the affected product may delay the intended therapeutic procedure while emergency surgery is performed to retrieve the separated catheter, posing life-threatening adverse events, including obstruction of blood flow to vital organs, vessel damage, and bleeding. Approximately 37,326 of the devices are recalled.
Among the products affected by the FDA recall are:
- The Flexor Check-Flo Introducers from Cook Medical
- Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers by Cook Medical
Cook Medical sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letter to all affected customers on November 24, 2020, informing them that the company is removing all potentially affected devices from the market. According to the FDA, there have been 57 complaints and 14 reports of serious injuries related to this device issue. No fatalities have been reported.
Do I have a Cook Medical Flexors Introducers Injury Lawsuit?
The only way to determine whether you have a valid legal claim against Cook Medical is to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced New York City mass tort injury attorney. Consider scheduling a free consultation with AbramsLaw Group, P.C. if any of the following apply:
- You or a family member were injured after using the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers; or You or a family member were injured after using the Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers.
The knowledge that you or a family member have suffered a severe injury and/or death due to a faulty medical device can be traumatic for the individual and the family. Using such a defective device could result in significant problems in the future due to your injuries, leaving you liable for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, which could have a devastating effect on your finances.
There is no downside to discussing your case and learning about your legal options with an attorney. Your initial consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys in New York City is free of charge.
How much is my Cook Medical Flexor Introducers Injury case worth?
Every case is unique. The value of each case will ultimately depend on a number of variables, including:
- Your or your family’s current and future medical costs
- The severity of injuries/ultimate cause of death
- What your prognosis or that of a loved one is and what the road to recovery will look like.
- The emotional and psychological impact of your injury or death on you or your family
In general, plaintiffs in Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers injury lawsuits are eligible to recover both economic (monetary) and non-economic (intangible) damages. This may include medical expenses, lost wages and income, emotional distress, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
If the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers or the Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers cause a fatal injury, the victim’s surviving family members may be compensated for their costs and suffering through a wrongful death lawsuit.
AbramsLaw Group, P.C. can assist you during this challenging time. Call our law office today to discuss your legal rights.
Defective Medical Devices and New York Product Liability Laws
Even though medical devices such as the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers must undergo rigorous testing to earn FDA approval, dangerous and defective medical devices can still enter the market and be used by healthcare professionals.
Unfortunately, the agency cannot be expected to monitor everything and ensure the safety of all products, especially after they have been approved and released onto the market.
To compensate for this, states such as New York have enacted product liability laws to ensure that businesses have an incentive to sell only safe products.
Under the product liability laws of the state of New York, medical device manufacturers may be held strictly liable if the devices they design, manufacture, or market are defective and cause injury.
Users injured by Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and/or Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers do not need to prove negligence under strict liability. Regardless of the company’s level of care in creating or selling the drug, it bears financial and legal responsibility.
Keep in mind that New York has a time limit for filing a product liability lawsuit against a medical device manufacturer. The statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of injury (or discovering that injury).
Schedule a Free Consultation to discuss your Cook Medical Flexor Introducers Injury Lawsuit
Have you or a member of your family suffered a serious injury or death while using Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and/or Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers?
If so, you may have the legal right to file a lawsuit against Cook Medical, the medical device manufacturer. The New York City mass tort injury attorneys at AbramsLaw Group, P.C. are able to guide you through the process and maximise your financial recovery.
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