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FDA Recalls Balloon Catheters Causing Blood Clots and Deaths

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC
Posted on Feb 11, 2015

On December 10, 2014, the FDA initiated the most serious recall available for balloon cathethers (Covidien Trellis 6 Peripheral Infusion System and Covidien Trellis 8 Peripheral Infusion System) that were being used during surgical procedures to dissolve blood clots.

A manufacturing error resulted in the balloon ports being mislabeled. This error caused physicians to dislodge blood clots into the lungs resulting in serious pulmonary embolisms and even deaths.

Click here to find out more about how to know if the catheter used in your surgery has been recalled.

If you or a loved one underwent surgery to dissolve a blood clot after June 6, 2014 and immediately suffered a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or death, please call our experienced product liability attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential balloon cathether lawsuit.

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