Recalled Ventilator Device
Written by Faith Anderson on June 26, 2013
Ventilator Affected by Class I Recall
The Respironics ventilator device affected by the recall is used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities under the direction of trained medical professionals, including nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists. The potentially defective medical devices were manufactured from March 2009 through April 2013, and were distributed to healthcare centers across the country between November 16, 2009, and March 28, 2013. On June 3, 2013, the maker of the Respironics V60 ventilator, Philips Healthcare, sent a “Medical Device Correction” letter to all customers who received the medical devices, describing the product, the issue and the actions to be taken. The following day, the FDA announced the Class I ventilator recall, warning customers that use of the defective products could be dangerous or even fatal for patients.
Consult an Experienced Attorney for Legal Help
Class I recalls are the most serious type of recall issued by the FDA, and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that the products will cause serious adverse side effects or death. Unfortunately, there are a number of medical devices and other consumer products on the market today that have the potential to cause consumers serious harm. If you have suffered alleged defective product injuries, or if you lost a loved one to a fatal complication potentially caused by a dangerous medical device, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help put you in touch with a qualified lawyer who has experience handling product liability cases in your area. With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturing company, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills.