Craig Rosenbaum | January 6, 2021 | Defective Medical Devices
Have you or a member of your family been injured as a result of malfunctioning Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers or Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers?
Many people in New York and across the nation utilize these catheters have received the news of its recall and have experienced the devastating dangers, as well. You are not alone, and we are here to help.
You may have the right to file a mass tort injury lawsuit and recover compensation for you or your family members medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and/or wrongful death, too.
The experienced NYC Cook Medical Flexor Introducers injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery. Give our New York City law office a call to discuss your legal options today. There’s absolutely no charge for your initial case evaluation.
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 that have a coated shaft, a valve, a dilator, and markers that show up on an x-ray. The catheters help insert other medical devices used for therapy or diagnosis into the vessels, except those of the heart and brain, during surgery or other procedures.
Cook Medical Recalls the Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers
Cook Medical has recalled the Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers due to an increased chance of separation at a specific point, proximal bond site.
If the device separates while in use, it may lead to life-threatening adverse events. The FDA has designated the recall as Class I, its most serious level, indicating there is a reasonable probability the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Use of the affected product may cause delays in the intended therapeutic procedure while emergency surgery is performed to retrieve the separated catheter, posing life-threatening adverse events, blocking blood flow to vital organs, vessel injury, and bleeding. The recall involves approximately 37,326 of the devices.
Devices affected by the FDA recall include:
- Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers
- Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers
On November 24, 2020, Cook Medical sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letter to all affected customers letting them know the company is removing all devices potentially affected from the market. The FDA reports there have been 57 complaints about this device issue and 14 reports of serious injuries. There have been no reported deaths.
Do I have a Cook Medical Flexors Introducers Injury Lawsuit?
The only way to know if you have a legitimate legal claim against Cook Medical is by discussing the details of your case with an experienced mass tort injury lawyer in New York City. You may want to really consider scheduling a free consultation with Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. if:
- You or a family member used the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and were injured as a result; or
- You or a family member used the Cook Medical Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers and were injured as a result.
The fact that you know that you or your family member have suffered a serious injury and/or death as a result of a malfunctioning medical device can be traumatic to the individual and the family. Using such a defective device could lead to significant issues down the line as a result of your injuries, leaving you responsible for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, which could severely impact you financially.
There’s no risk in discussing your case and learning about your legal options. Your first case evaluation with our NYC personal injury attorneys is 100% free.
How much is my Cook Medical Flexor Introducers Injury case worth?
Every case is different. The value of each individual case will ultimately depend on several factors, including:
- You or your family member’s present and future medical expenses
- The severity of injury/ultimate fatality
- You or your family member’s prognosis and what the road to recovery looks like
- The emotional and psychological impact your injury and/or fatality has had on you or your family
Generally speaking, plaintiffs in Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers injury lawsuits will be entitled to recover both economic (financial) and non-economic (intangible) damages. This can include the cost of medical care, lost income and wages, 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 serious injury and is ultimately fatal, the victim’s surviving family members can potentially be awarded compensation for their costs and suffering through a wrongful death action.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you navigate this difficult time. Give our law office a call to discuss your rights today.
Defective Medical Devices and New York Product Liability Laws
Even though medical devices like the Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers have to undergo extensive testing to get the FDA’s seal of approval, dangerous and defective medical devices can still find their way into the healthcare market and used by healthcare professionals.
Unfortunately, the agency can’t be expected to keep tabs on everything and ensure that all products are safe – especially after they’ve been approved and released onto the market.
In order to compensate for this, states like New York have passed product liability laws to ensure that companies have an incentive to make sure that the products they sell are safe.
Under New York states’ product liability laws, medical device companies can be strictly liable if the devices they design, manufacture, or market are defective and cause harm.
Strict liability means that injured Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and/or Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers users don’t have to prove negligence. Financial and legal responsibility attaches, regardless of how much care the company used in creating or selling the drug.
Keep in mind that New York limits the amount of time a plaintiff can file a product liability lawsuit against a medical device company. Typically, the statute of limitations is 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 family member suffered a serious injury and/or fatality while using Cook Medical Flexor Check-Flo Introducers and/or Flexor Tuohy-Borst Side-Arm Introducers?
If so, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against Cook Medical, the company that manufactured medical device. The NYC mass tort injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you navigate the process and work to maximize your financial recovery.