Catheter Lawsuit – News

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Cook Medical Issues Voluntary Global Recall of Beacon Tip

FDA’s MedWatch recently posted a voluntary recall issued by Cook Medical recalling 4.1 million catheters using Cook’s Beacon Tip technology. The recall was initiated after 30 Medical Device Reports were received by the FDA. A full list of affected catheters is provided here. Previously, a recall for the Beacon Tip was issued in July 2015, which was subsequently expanded in October 2015.

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Cook recalling 4.1 million catheters after reports of splitting or breaking

Cook Medical, the Bloomington maker of medical devices, is recalling 4.1 million catheters after receiving dozens of reports of tips splitting or breaking, requiring surgeons to retrieve them from inside the patient.

Public Service Announcement from FDA on Catheters

Source: Food and Drug Administration

On April 15, 2016, Cook Medical initiated a voluntary recall of 4,146,309 catheters with Beacon® Tip technology. Catheters with Beacon Tip technology have been found to exhibit polymer degradation of the catheter tip, resulting in tip fracture and/or separation, which have resulted in 30 Medical Device Reports to date.

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Recall of Fetch™ 2 Aspiration Catheter

SOURCE: PR Newswire

Boston Scientific has joined the list of catheter companies issuing recalls on their devices. The Fetch™ 2 Aspiration Catheter was recalled on April 8th, 2016 in global, voluntary recall of all its models. Although there have been no injuries or deaths, the recall has indicated that the device could cause injuries because the device is prone to break during insertion. Luckily, in all cases where a Fetch™ 2 Aspiration Catheter has broken, doctors were able to correct the problem before injuries occurred.

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Stryker Fuhrman Catheter May Break During Insertion

Source: Food and Drug Administration

According to an FDA recall, Stryker Fuhrman catheters may break during insertion. Stryker Sustainability Solutions found two cases where their catheter broke off while inserting the device into the patient. The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Class I recalls are defined by devices that may cause serious injuries or death.

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