Covidien surgical devices are widely used in medical industry around the world and these products are being sold in 140 countries, making the manufacturer a leading global provider.
While the use of Covidien products are on the rise in the field, some of the medical devices were recalled due to defects; something that concerns doctors and patients who have had them used during surgeries.
Covidien sells trocars, electrosurgical instruments, vessel-sealing tools, stapling tools and various other medical devices. The company is a $10 billion global healthcare leader. Recent Covidien product recalls were said to downgrade the company’s revenue.
In August 2012, Covidien recalled all of its DUET reinforcement surgical staplers because three people died and thirteen others were seriously injured after these devices were used on them. In April 2014, the company notified its customers about the voluntary recall of certain lots of their Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device as the polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) coating applied to the devices delivery wire could potentially detach and delaminate from the device. When delamination happens, it can lead to embolic occlusion, putting the patient at risk for stroke or even death. The FDA says the Covidien Pipeline Embolization Device was recalled because it may bring serious consequences or even death to the patient. 620 one Alligator devices are also subject to recall.
Experienced product liability lawyers can help those who have been injured by Covidien surgical devices. Patients and family members who have suffered lost wages, medical expenses, or worse, from pain and suffering, could be owed substantial compensation. Contact Nolan Caddell Reynolds today, our attorneys can help you understand your possible legal options and if you’re entitlement to compensation.