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What is an FDA Class I recall and why was it issued for some Medtronic guidewires?

Medtronic Recalls Guidewires Because of Serious Risks to Patients

You and your surgeon talked a lot prior to your Kentucky heart surgery. You talked about the potential benefits of the surgery and about what could happen if you did not have the surgery. You talked about the risks of your surgery, how likely those risks were to occur, and whether those risks were worth facing for the potential benefits that you could enjoy after surgery. However, what you and your surgeon didn’t know at the time of your surgery was that one of the medical devices that may have been used during surgery could’ve been defective—and that the defect could change everything.

You Deserve to Know the Truth About the Medtronic Guidewire Recall

The news of any medical device recall can be scary. However, when the medical device was used near your heart, the news can be especially frightening. It is important that you know the facts about the 2013 Medtronic guidewire recall and that you know what you need to do to protect your health. Accordingly, it may be important to:

  • Call your surgeon – The first thing that you need to know from your doctor is whether or not one of the recalled Medtronic guidewires was used in your surgery. If the Medtronic guidewire that was used wasn’t from a recalled lot then you do not need to worry about this particular recall or risk.
  • Talk to your doctor about what happened – If you experienced an unexpected side effect during or after surgery then it is important for your doctor to determine what has caused it.

Additionally, it is important to know what to do if you’ve been hurt.

Call a Louisville Medical Device Injury Lawyer to Learn More

Sometimes there is nothing that you can do to prevent the harm caused by a defective medical device during or after heart surgery in Kentucky. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, because of a faulty Medtronic guidewire, then it is important to contact the FDA and a Louisville medical device injury attorney today. For more information, please call our experienced lawyers at 502-210-8942 or 888-450-4456.