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3 recent FDA recalls of medical devices

On Behalf of | May 16, 2018 | Firm News |

You expect medical devices to be safe and beneficial for your health. Doctors and other health care providers use various products to perform procedures and provide treatment. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dangerous medical products out there. You may sustain an injury or even die because of a faulty object that you expect to be good for you.

Medical products are consistently the subject of recalls. Due to the significant amount of recalls, it may be difficult to know exactly what products are harmful. Here are some of the most recent recalls from the FDA that you should know about.

1. Resuscitation devices

Vyaire Medical manufacturers manual resuscitation devices. The purpose of its AirLife Resuscitation Device and Broselow Convenience Kit is to provide ventilation for children and adults who need help breathing. Unfortunately, there is a potentially deadly error in the product design.

This defect may make it difficult or impossible to remove the mask of the device from the resuscitator. This may result in patients not receiving proper ventilation, which may cause an inadequate supply of oxygen or death.

2. Anesthesia machines

Dräger Medical makes Fabius Anesthesia machines for induction, operating, recovery and MRI rooms at hospitals. However, the company is recalling the machines because there is excessive oil in them. This oil may cause ventilation to stop, which may cause patients to suffer a serious injury or death. 

3. Injectable infection treatments

AuroMedics Pharma creates products to treat moderate to serious infections. The pharmaceutical company is recalling its Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection because the vials contain glass. If the device injects glass into a patient, there may be swelling, irritation, clotting and blockage. 

If you suffer an injury because of any of these products, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a variety of defendants, such as the manufacturers, designers, testers, doctors, medical sales representatives, retail suppliers or hospitals.