Medtronic, Inc. has issued a recall for all Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizers after two incidents were reported where the medical devices fractured during heart surgery and dropped debris into the patient’s body. The Federal Drug Administration has said these fractures are very likely to cause serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has fell victim to this product, contact our OK defective product lawyers today to discuss possible compensation.
Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer Fracture Can Cause Serious Injury and Even Death
The Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer is used to stabilize the heart and minimize motion in selected areas during heart surgery. It has been reported that part of the device called the collet, can fracture. When it fractures, it releases fragments into the patient’s chest cavity during the surgery, which could damage the heart, cause other serious complications, and even be fatal.
Healthcare facilities are being told immediately discontinue use of the device and return all unused Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer devices to Medtronic. Because the injuries would have occurred during surgery, patients who have had previous heart surgeries with the Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer without incident do not need to take any action. But those who had suffered an injury during surgery as the result of a fracture from the Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer may be entitled to compensation.
The prospect of heart surgery can be terrifying for a patient. A patient must trust that the surgeons are using the best human medical products possible to ensure that surgery is successful and the patient does not suffer any dangerous complications. But by putting the faulty Octopus Nuvo Tisse Stabilizer on the market, Medtronic endangered patients’ health and well-being.
OUR OK DEFECTIVE PRODUCT LAWYERS CAN HELP
If you or someone you love has been injured during surgery by the Octopus Nuvo Tissue Stabilizer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Oklahoma City defective products attorneys at Atkins and Markoff for a free consultation today.