Potential lawsuits are now being accepted on behalf of people who were injured by Cook Medical’s CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare. This device, which is used to retrieve objects from the vascular system, is being recalled because the loop may separate from the shaft, leading to loss of device function. When this occurs, it may cause embolization and the need for surgical removal.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by the CloverSnare Vascular Retrieval Snare, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Cook Medical and we can help.
FDA Recall: Vascular Retriever Snare May Fail, Cause Embolization
On August 26, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Cook Medical is recalling approximately 700 CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare devices (model #s VRS-6.0-9.0) around the country. The reason for this recall, which was initiated on July 10, was because of a potential for the loop of the device to separate from the shaft. When this occurs, it may result in:
- Loss of device function
- Embolization of snare fragments
- The need for surgery to retrieve the separated snare
Loop Snare Injuries
To date, there has been at least 6 reports of separation of the loop snare from the shaft during use. The malfunction was caused by the application of lateral force to the snare in an attempt to change the shape of the retriever. In 4 cases, surgery to retrieve the separated snare was required.
Which Products are Affected by the Recall?
This recall affects Cook Medical Vascular Retrievers in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Belgium & Austria. Affected retrieval snares were manufactured between August 2012 and August 2013, and distributed from March 8, 2013 to July 1, 2014.
Can I File a CloverSnare Vascular Retrieval Snare Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Cook Medical, the maker of the CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare, 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 product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain complication. In the case of the CloverSnare Vascular Retrieval Snare, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Cook Medical failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of the loop separating from shaft.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against Cook Medical, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the retrieval snare’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective medical device into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a CloverSnare Vascular Retrieval Snare 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 CloverSnare Vascular Retriever Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free CloverSnare Vascular Retrieval Snare Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by the Cook Medical Vascular Retriever, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.