You’ve confirmed the news with your surgeon. You are one of the people whose heart surgery was performed with a Medtronic guidewire that has now been recalled. Accordingly, it is important that you know the facts about the Medtronic guidewire recall and that you know what to do if you were hurt by this potentially defective medical product.
5 Facts You Should Know
Right now, you should know that:
- Certain lots of Medtronic guidewires were recalled in October 2013 because some of the guidewires may have surface coatings that can delaminate and detach. This can potentially cause a patient physical harm. For example, the piece that detaches may block a blood vessel.
- At least one patient injury has been reported. This patient allegedly suffered cardiac arrest and was resuscitated.
- Medtronic voluntarily recalled the guidewires and the FDA has put its highest risk label on the recall.
- The FDA believes that there is a reasonable probability that the guidewires could cause serious adverse health consequences or fatalities.
- Surgeons should no longer be using the recalled guidewires.
Additionally, you should know that you have rights if you’ve been hurt, or if a loved one has been killed, by a defective guidewire.
Call a Lexington Medical Device Injury Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured
If you think that you have suffered because of a recalled Medtronic guidewire, then it is important to know about your legal rights and possible recovery. Please call an experienced Lexington medical device attorney to find out more. We welcome your inquiry via this website or by phone at 502-210-8942 or 888-450-4456.