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How Does a Balloon Catheter Cause Blood Clots?

The Covidien Trellis 6 and Trellis 8 balloon catheters are intended to help dissolve blood clots. There are two balloons in place on either side of the clot. The balloons must be deflated in a specific order to prevent the blood clot from becoming dislodged and travelling to other locations in the body, including the lungs, and causing additional damage.

As a result of a manufacturing defect, the Covidien balloon catheters were mislabeled and doctors were unknowingly deflating them in the incorrect order. As a result, the catheters were dislodging blood clots and causing them to move to the lungs, creating a pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal.

If you or a loved one underwent a procedure to dissolve blood clots on or after June 6, 2014 and suffered a pulmonary embolism or death, please contact our experienced attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential balloon catheter lawsuit.

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC

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