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The Monteris Medical NeuroBlate System, a brain surgery probe that utilizes laser therapy to remove cancerous tumors, was recalled in March 2018 after being linked to multiple reports of brain damage — including at least one which resulted in death — suffered by patients linked to a potentially defective component in the probe. Studies have found that interaction between MRI systems and the NeuroBlate Laser Delivery Probes may cause unintended probe tip heating and damage to the probes. When this occurs, surrounding brain tissue may become super-heated, resulting in severe brain damage and even death.
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Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one had complications from a NeuroBlate procedure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our law firm can help.

What is the NeuroBlate Tip Laser Probe?

The NeuroBlate laser delivery probe is a small, carbon dioxide-cooled catheter that allows for minimally invasive entry into a patient’s brain during surgery with Monteris Medical’s NeuroBlate System.

The system combines a surgical laser, MRI imaging, and software to remove (ablate), thicken or solidify (coagulate), or destroy (necrotize) cells during brain surgery. NeuroBlate was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 7, 2016.

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Which Probes Were Recalled for Damaging Surrounding Brain Tissue?

The NeuroBlate Probe recall affects the following devices with product codes GEX and HAW:

  • SideFire 3.3 mm (SFP) Directional Laser Probe (sizes 000-5)
  • FullFire 3.3 mm DTP Diffusing Tip Laser Probe (sizes 000-5)
  • FullFire Select 2.2 mm Diffusing Tip Laser Probe (sizes 000-5)

FDA says a total of 52 probes are affected by the class I recall, 49 of which were sold in the U.S. The devices were manufactured from April 2013 to July 2017.

NeuroBlate Side Effects and Statistics

Complications resulting from a malfunctioning NeuroBlate probe may include:

  • Neurological deficits (e.g., focal motor deficits, aphasia, cognitive changes)
  • Increased intracerebral edema or pressure
  • Intracranial bleeding
  • Visual changes (e.g., visual field deficits, blurry vision)
  • And more

According to Law360, a Philadelphia jury awarded a $9.7 million verdict against Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and one of its neurosurgeons Friday, finding the surgeon had been negligent for using an allegedly defective laser tool on a patient without fully informing him of the risks. [1]

The jury awarded Brassloff and his wife $5 million for pain, suffering, and other noneconomic losses,
$3.1 million for his future medical expenses, and $1.6 million for loss of companionship.

With Monteris out of the suit, Judy was apportioned to pay about $4.2 million of the verdict and the
hospital will pay about $1.5 million.

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NeuroBlate Probe Death

FDA said in its recall announcement that it had received multiple reports related to overheating of the NeuroBlate Probe, including 1 report of a patient who died after experiencing an intracranial hemorrhage, “although causality with the device malfunction cannot be concluded with certainty.”

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Have you or a loved one suffered severe pain or injury from a defective medical device?

Can I File a Lawsuit Over Injuries Caused by the Monteris Medical NeuroBlate System?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Monteris Medical, the maker of NeuroBlate, 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 potential health risk(s).

In the case of the NeuroBlate Probe, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Monteris failed to adequately warn healthcare providers and patients about the risk of brain damage.

During the surgery, the outer tip of the probe broke off, allowing carbon dioxide, which was supposedto be cooling the laser, to be released in two eight-second blasts “directly into Mr. Brassloff’s brain … apparently causing a spike in Mr. Brassloff’s intracranial pressure and causing him to be comatosethe suit said.

How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?

By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the NeuroBlate System, family members 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 device’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and discourage other companies from engaging in similar or alternative procedures.

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The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law Schmidt & Clark, LLP firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in NeuroBlate lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new NeuroBlate Lawsuits in all 50 states.

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