Pentax Gas/Water Valve Recall Lawsuits may be an option for individuals who suffered serious injuries after using this device. The OF-B194 Valve, which is used with upper G.I. endoscopes to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) into the body cavity, has been found to have a manufacturing defect which may prevent patients from turning off the CO2 gas flow. When this occurs, it may cause severe injuries including peritonitis, perforations, sepsis, bowel perforations requiring surgical repair, or death.
Free Pentax Gas/Water Valve Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a Pentax Gas/Water Valve included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the Pentax Gas/Water Valve and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
On September 16, 2013, Pentax Medical Company sent its customers an Urgent Device Recall Letter advising them of the manufacturing defect found with the company’s Gas/Water Valve, Model OF-B194. The letter advised customers of the potential adverse health consequences that may occur with the device, which have been reported to include:
- bowel perforations requiring surgical repair
Pentax has recommended that customers examine and quarantine their inventory of OF-B194 gas/water valves, notify their customers if they further distributed the devices, and return the products to the company for replacement valves.
Pentax Gas/Water Valves affected by this recall were made between April 2009 and August 2013, and distributed from April 2009 to September 2013. The model number (OF-B194) is stamped on the valve. Corrected valves have a circle before the model number (O OF-B194).
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Do I Have a Pentax Gas/Water Valve 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 Pentax Gas/Water Valve Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Pentax Gas/Water Valve injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Pentax Gas/Water Valve Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a Pentax Gas/Water Valve included in this recall, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Pentax Gas/Water Valve Recall suit and we can help.