The defective balloon catheters were in use beginning on June 6, 2014 and may still be in use at this time.
According to the FDA, approximately 1,126 balloon catheters intended to dissolve blood clots actaully caused blood clots in the lungs and death. Balloon catheters manufactured by Covidien (Covidien Trellis 6 Peripheral Infusion System and Covidien Trellis 8 Peripheral Infusion System) suffered from the defect.
If you or a loved one had a procedure to dissolve blood clots on or after June 6, 2014 and suffered a pulmonary embolism or death following the procedure, please contact our attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential balloon catheter lawsuit. We can begin the process of obtaining medical records to identify the catheter used in the surgery and whether it was defective.