On September 11, 2009 Smiths Medical in association with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued an urgent nationwide recall of Portex Uncuffed Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tubes (sizes 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5 mm).
The FDA recall notice stated that a small number of tubes were manufactured with internal diameters slightly smaller than indicated on the labeling, which may create the potential for the clinician to experience difficulty passing through or withdrawing the suction catheter. The health consequences that may result from use of the defective device include the inability to remove secretions from the device and from the patient’s airway, which may result in partial or complete obstruction of the airway and an inability to ventilate the patient. In addition, this defect may increase airway resistance and compromise the ability to ventilate the patient. There is a reasonable probability of serious injury and/or death.
Do I Have a Tracheal Tube Recall Lawsuit?
The Medical Device and Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in product liability lawsuits. We are pursuing individual Portex recall litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tube injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If your child or somebody you know has suffered an airway obstruction injury or death that you feel may be associated with the recalled Smiths Medical Portex Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tube, you should contact us immeidately. You may be entitled to compensation for your loved ones injuries or death and we can help.