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Alcon CyPass Recall Lawsuit

The Switzerland-based medical company Alcon has announced an immediate withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market after a study linked the device to an increased risk for severe, potentially irreversible eye damage and other serious side effects.

The CyPass Micro-Stent is used in intraocular lens haptics and designed to enhance outflow to the uveoscleral pathway via the supraciliary space by bypassing the ciliary body. The CyPass stent is inserted via the Applier which has a blunt, self-locating tip intended to help the device slide fit between the ciliary body and the sclera without causing adjacent tissue damage.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered eye damage after undergoing cataract surgery with the Alcon CyPass Micro-Stent, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

Alcon Withdraws Micro-Stent, Warns Surgeons to Discontinue Use

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 14, 2018, announced a global recall for all versions of the CyPass Micro-Stent, advising surgeons to stop using the devices immediately. Alcon’s decision to withdraw the stent was based on safety data from the COMPASS-XT study, which found a statistically significant difference in endothelial cell loss at 5 years after surgery in patients who were implanted with the Alcon stent in cataract surgery compared to those who underwent cataract surgery alone.

“People who have the CyPass device implanted are at risk of losing cells in the protective outer layer of the eye (cornea),” FDA said in the recall notice. “Endothelial cells line the inner surface of the eye’s cornea and are important in keeping vision clear. These cells do not regrow after they are damaged.”

Stent Complications

Potential complications of a defective CyPass Micro-Stent may include:

  • Severe eye damage
  • Long-term endothelial cell loss
  • Cornea damage
  • Vision loss
  • Swelling of the eye
  • Cloudy vision
  • Eye pain
  • Stent removal surgery
  • Corneal transplant

FDA Recommendation

If you received a CyPass Micro-Stent, FDA recommends that you talk to your opthamologist ASAP. They will provide you with your options and help you decide what to do, FDA said.

Can I File an Alcon CyPass Recall Lawsuit?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Alcon, the maker of the CyPass Micro-Stent, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.

Most cases involving medical devices allege that a medical device was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential health complication. In the case of the Alcon Stent, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of severe eye damage.

How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?

By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the CyPass Micro-stent, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your eye injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the device’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.

Do I have an Alcon CyPass Micro-Stent Recall Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Alcon CyPass lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new eye damage cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you suffered eye damage following cataract surgery with an Alcon CyPass stent, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Alcon CyPass recall suit and our lawyers can help.

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