Ischemic stroke, which refers to a cutback of blood supply to the brain, is typically caused by a blood clot or narrow arteries. One of the most common methods of treating this type of stroke is usually through the removal of the offending blood clot. Up until the recent past, medical experts favored using the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter to remove blood clots that caused ischemic strokes.
However, mounting evidence garnered from tests has shown that the use of the Jet 7 Flex Catheter can cause severe health complications such as cerebral infarction, internal hemorrhage, damage to blood vessels, and in some severe cases death. The discovery that the use of this medical device can lead to severe health complications and even death led the manufacturer to issue a voluntary recall of the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter.
If you or a loved one underwent treatment where the device was used and in the process ended up suffering debilitating injuries, you may be a prime candidate for lodging a Phoenix Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter lawsuit. The legal team of Dalimonte Rueb Stoller has extensive experience helping victims of defective or dangerous medical devices receive the compensation they deserve.
Depending on the severity of the injuries you sustained when the gadget was used on you, we can assist you to file a catastrophic injury lawsuit or even a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a close family member. Call (833) 44-DRLAW for a free consultation today.
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What Is The Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Catheter And What Is It Used For?
Ischemic stroke is considered by medical experts to be the precursor to most other types of strokes. The symptoms that predicate ischemic stroke such as paralysis, double vision, total loss of vision, and mental confusion can have extremely detrimental effects on an individual.
Even worse, when an ischemic stroke is left untreated, it can lead to death. If you had been experiencing symptoms of ischemic stroke, you may have gone to a medical facility for a thorough examination and eventual treatment. When diagnosed early and treated on time, the effects of this stroke can be mitigated.
Touted by the manufacturer Penumbra and some medical professionals as a “medical marvel,” the Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra is a catheter that is designed by the manufacturer to be used in neurovascular surgeries where arteries with blood clots are unblocked to allow for proper blood flow to the brain.
The catheter is designed to be inserted at a point in the wrist or through the groin before being pushed to arterial areas that are blocked by clots. On reaching the blood clots, the catheter which is attached to a pumping mechanism usually then sucks out the offending clot and unblock the artery. The surgical procedure of removing clots that cause isthmic stroke using the Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter is known as thrombectomy.
FDA Action & Recall Of The Jet 7 Xtra Catheter
The Jet 7 Xtra Catheter was first introduced in the market in early 2019. After being used in hundreds of procedures, medical experts who were concerned by the high number of incidences where the tip of the catheter broke inside the veins and arteries of patients voiced their worries to the FDA and the manufacturer who then promptly started an investigation on the medical product.
After intensive studies, the manufacturer of the product discovered that the product could not withstand the pressure used to pump out clots. Based on this data, the manufacturer went ahead to order a total recall of the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter on 15th December 2020. After their own investigations and after perusing evidentiary data from medical professionals and the manufacturer, the FDA has gone ahead to issue an urgent advisory to medical practitioners and retailers of the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter with the following recommendations:
- Medical practitioners cease and desist from using the product with immediate effect.
- That store owners, retailers, and dealers who currently have the product on their shelves and stocks stop selling it.
- That the Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter is returned to the manufacturer and that those returning the product fill the requisite return form provided by the manufacturer in the process.
- That medical practitioners who have observed medical complications in their patients as a result of the device use report the noted complications to the FDA and the manufacturer.
What Problems Have Been Caused By The Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter?
Use of the Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter has led to diverse health complications in patients who were operated on using the device. The adverse complications reported to the manufacturer and the FDA include:
- Blood vessel damage
- Internal hemorrhage
- Rupture of veins
It is however worth noting that the FDA is still investigating the wide range of complications associated with the use of the device. You can report any complications you got after the device was used on you through the FDA or other approved channels. Alternatively, you can contact our team so as to understand the best type of lawsuit to file against the product manufacturer. We will carefully review the facts surrounding your case for free and provide you with clear and concise evidence on the best path to follow so as to get justice and full compensation.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured By The Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter?
If you have sustained injuries after the device was used on you or you have a close family member who died after the device was used on them, first get in touch with your doctor so that they can pass information about your complications to the FDA. Additionally, ensure that you keep all your medical treatment records safe. If you want to file a compensation claim, your medical records will be key to bolstering your claim case.
Next, get on the phone and call our mass tort attorneys by calling (833) 44-DRLAW. Our attorneys will immediately get started with collecting evidence that they will use to properly file your claim.
What Type Of Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
As is typical in defective product cases, on filing a Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter lawsuit you may be awarded the following types of damages:
• Economic damages – Monetary compensation for expenses you incurred as a result of injuries, such as medical expenses, prescription drug costs, and lost wages.)
• Non-economic damages – Compensation for non-monetary harm, like emotional distress, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and loss of companionship.
How Much Time Do I Have To File My Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter Lawsuit?
Like many other states across the United States, Arizona has statutes of limitations on the time that can elapse before you file a personal injury claim, catastrophic injury claim, wrongful death claim, or product liability claim as shown below.
- For a product liability claim, the state has a 2-year statute of limitations. The time for the claim usually starts elapsing from the moment you discover that you sustained injuries after using a product.
- For a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations expires 2 years from the time of death.
- For a personal injury claim/catastrophic injury claim, the statute of limitations expires 2 years from the day you sustain injuries.
It is however worth mentioning that people across Arizona are currently filing Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter lawsuits. The sooner you file your lawsuit with our attorneys, the sooner we can get you fully compensated.
How Much Will I Pay To Hire A Phoenix Attorney?
At Dalimonte Rueb, we know that you have suffered enough because of your stroke and also as a result of relying on the defective catheter. To ensure that you do not face any financial pressure, we will take your case on a contingency basis. This means that you will only pay us after we see your lawsuit through and get you compensated. If we don’t win the case, you pay nothing in attorney’s fees.
Let Us File Your Phoenix Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter Lawsuit
Pursuing a compensation claim against a product manufacturer without expert legal guidance can be hard. If you are not sure about the process and procedure to follow, do not stress. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience fighting for those affected by bad drugs and medical devices and we are taking on new Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter lawsuits in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our attorneys at Dalimonte Rueb Stoller have over 50 years of combined practice and are experienced in handling product liability, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases. We are the top Arizona law firm handling Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex Catheter lawsuits. With our proven track record of getting high amounts of compensation for our clients, you can rest assured that we will fight to get you the best compensation possible.
To get the best legal advice on how to pursue compensation for your injuries, loss, pain and suffering, contact our skilled class action lawyers today. You can get a free consultation with our lawyers by calling (833) 44-DRLAW or using our online contact form.