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Two Reasons to Pursue a Balloon Catheter Lawsuit

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC
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Many of those who have been injured by the dangerous side effects of Covidien balloon catheters are currently pursuing balloon catheter lawsuits. However, those who have died of a pulmonary embolism as a result of using Covidien balloon cathers can no longer bring a claim against Medtronic, the makers of the device. For this reason, those who have died as a result of a Covidien balloon catheter need their spouses, family members, or heirs to fight for them and hold Medtronic responsible.

If you are not sure that you want to fight this fight on behalf of your deceased loved one, our attorneys urge you to reconsider for the following reasons:

  1. Justice. If your spouse or relative died needlessly, he or she deserves justice served. The device manufacturers shouldn’t be able to get away with their negligent actions—actions that mislabeled a device causing needless injury and death. Most likely, proper labeling would have saved your loved one from suffering a blood clot in the lungs or death, and your loved one is not alone. Thousands of people used mislabeled Covidien balloon catheters, and the families of the deceased deserve justice for their losses, as well.
  2. Compensation. When you lose someone who was contributing to your household income, you need to be compensated for that financial loss and more. You and your family deserve to have the same quality of life that you had prior to your loved one’s death, and this takes money to make sure the bills are met with additional income left over to do the things you enjoy. Although no amount of money will bring back your loved one, compensatory and punitive damages can help you begin healing and move forward. The pain and suffering of losing a loved one should never be ignored.

As the number of wrongful death claims continues to increase, you should consider filing a claim, joining other balloon catheter lawsuits, and holding Medtronic responsible for their wrongful actions. Your voice along with the voices of others can help to prevent the needless injury or death of another person.

If you or a loved one had a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) after surgery to dissolve a blood clot, please call our experienced  attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential balloon catheter lawsuit.

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