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Boston Scientific Recall Attorneys

On Thursday, December 8, medical supply manufacturer Boston Scientific announced a recall of 40,000 Flextome cutting balloon devices due to a defect that caused them to detach as they were inserted into a patient. It is the second recall in two years of Boston Scientific balloon devices due to a manufacturing defect. There have been eight cases of the device malfunctioning, three of which required additional surgeries to correct.

A normal angioplasty involves a small balloon snaked through a blood vessel to the spot of a blockage. Upon reaching the blockage the balloon is inflated, which relieves the narrowing and allows blood to flow unimpeded. The Flextome angioplasty device has three or four tiny blades on the edges of the balloon that scrapes plaque from the interior of the blood vessel.

If you were injured by the Boston Scientific Flextome cutting Balloon Device you may be eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact a dedicated and experienced Boston Scientific recall attorney near you today.

Flextome Cutting Balloon Device Attorney

The Boston Scientific Flextome cutting Balloon Device is a type of angioplasty balloon that has three or four micro surgical blades on the sides that scrape plaque from the sides of the blood vessel. The blood can then flow through the artery unimpeded.

Unfortunately, due to a defect in the Flextome cutting Balloon Device Boston Scientific recalled 40,000 units on December 8, 2005. These recalls were prompted by eight reports of the Flextome cutting Balloon Device detaching inside a patient, three of which required additional surgery to remove.

If you are a victim of the Flextome cutting Balloon Device you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact a Flextome cutting balloon device attorney and let them help you discover your rights today.

Angioplasty Balloon Injury Attorney

Angioplasties are one of the most commonly performed medical procedures in the United States. Every year over one million people undergo what has become a very popular way to prevent serious cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. Millions of people depend on this life saving technology.

Unfortunately, angioplasty is still a relatively dangerous procedure, and using substandard medical devices such as the Flextome cutting Balloon Device can cause more harm than good. On December 8, 2005, Boston Scientific recalled 40,000 devices because eight of them detached inside the patient, three of which required more surgery to correct.

If you or someone you love was injured by an angioplasty balloon you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Let a dedicated and experienced angioplasty balloon injury attorney help you fight for your rights. Contact one today.

FDA Alerts on Boston Scientific Balloon Devices

Class 1 Recall: Boston Scientific Flextome® Cutting Balloon System

December 7, 2005

Product:
Flextome Cutting Balloon® Device Monorail® Delivery System

Use:
The Flextome Cutting Balloon® system is used to open blocked arteries or blood vessels. It consists of a surgical balloon with microsurgical blades attached to the sides. The balloon is inserted into the artery with a catheter, and then dilated. When the balloon expands, the microblades cut through fatty deposits, widening the blocked artery.

Recalling Firm:
Boston Scientific Corporation
3574 Ruffin Road
San Diego, California 92123-2597

Reason for Recall:
The catheter shaft used to place the balloon in the artery may separate during withdrawal of the device from the patient. If that happens, the procedure may be prolonged, or more in-depth surgery may be required to remove the broken-off piece from the artery.

Public Contact:
Abe Matthews
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Boston Scientific Corporation
3574 Ruffin Road
San Diego, California 92123-2597
858-254-7885

Boston Scientific News

Boston Scientific announced on Thursday, December 8, 2005 that it was recalling 40,000 Flextome cutting Balloon Devices due to a defect that could cause the device to detach while inside a patient. As of January 2005 there have been eight instances of such events transpiring during angioplasties, and removal of three of the Flextome cutting Balloon Devices required subsequent surgeries.

This recall came soon after Boston Scientific recalled another one of its balloon-related devices. The Taxus Express2 drug-coated stents were recalled when it was discovered that the balloons that delivered the device failed to deflate in some cases, causing injury and damage to the patient.

If you are a victim of the Flextome cutting Balloon Device you may be entitled to take legal action against those responsible. Contact a dedicated and experienced Boston Scientific attorney who is ready to help you fight for your rights today.

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