Cook Medical has issued a Class I Recall for the CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snare. This device, which is used to retrieve objects from the vascular system, has the potential to separate from the shaft, leading to loss of function, embolization and the need for surgical removal. If you’ve been injured by a CloverSnare Vascular Retriever, and are interested in filing a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, our lawyers can help.
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.
What’s the Problem?
On July 10, 2014, Cook Medical initiated a nationwide recall for 696 CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snares (model #s VRS-6.0-9.0) after reports had surfaced of the devices’ loop separating from the shaft. When this occurs, it may result in:
- Loss of device function
- Embolization of snare fragments
- The need for surgical intervention to retrieve the device
As of August 24, at least six incidents had been reported involving loop snares which separated from the shaft during use. In each case, the malfunction was caused by lateral force being applied to the snare in order to change the shape of the retriever. In four cases, surgical intervention was required to retrieve the separated snare.
CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retrieval Snares affected by this recall were manufactured between August 2012 and August 2013, and distributed from March 8, 2013 to July 1, 2014 throughout the U.S. and abroad.
About CloverSnare Class Action Lawsuits
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a CloverSnare Vascular Retriever Class Action Suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of individuals and/or their family members who were injured after being treated with a Cook Medical Vascular Retrieval Snare.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Cook Medical CloverSnare Retriever Lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a 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.