Microstream CO2 Filterline medical devices are intended to measure carbon dioxide levels that are exhaled by infants over the course of ventilation. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged a problem with the devices that may cause serious injury or death to newborns or infants. As a result, the FDA has requested a class 1 medical device recall. Due to the severity of these complications, many families have sought compensation for their pain and suffering by filing their own Microstream CO2 Filterline lawsuit.
If your child has been injured by a Microstream CO2 Filterline medical device, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The primary objective of assisted ventilation in newborns is to support proper breathing functions until the child’s respiratory efforts are sufficient enough to work independently. In an attempt to monitor the child’s progress, a Microstream CO2 Filterline is used to measure how much carbon dioxide is being exhaled. However, the FDA has reason to believe that these devices may have the potential to cause serious injury or even death.
Unfortunately, minute plastic strands on the inner lining of the infant airway adapter on the Microstream CO2 Filterline may become dislodged and inhaled by the babies. Accordingly, these devices may potentially cause respiratory problems that ultimately end in life-threatening complications.
Because of the dangers associated with the devices, the Microstream CO2 Filterline recall was issued in April 2011 by Oridion Medical. However, last Monday, the FDA acknowledged the increased danger associated with Microstream CO2 Filterlines and classified them as a Class 1 medical device recall. By doing this, the FDA is acknowledging that the defective devices may have the potential to cause serious injury or death. Due to the severity of these complications, many families have sought compensation for their pain and suffering by filing their own Microstream CO2 Filterline lawsuit.
Microstream CO2 Filterline Recall
The Microstream CO2 Filterline recall affects the following devices:
- Microstream Co2 Filterlines (FilterLine H Set Infant/Neonate, VitaLine H Set Infant/Neonate) by Oridion Medical with model numbers 006324 and 010807
- Microstream Co2 Filterlines by Philips Healthcare with model numbers M1923A and 989803159581
Originally announced in April, the Microstream CO2 Filterline recall was elevated to a Class 1 medical device recall due to the potentially life-threatening complications it may subject patients to. The devices mentioned above may be responsible for severe respiratory problems in newborns and infants.
The devices involved in the Microstream CO2 Filterline recall were manufactured and distributed between October 2010 and February 2011. A full list of affected lot numbers is available in the FDA Class 1 medical device recall notification.
Do I have a Microstream CO2 Filterline Lawsuit?
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Again, if your child has been injured by a Microstream CO2 Filterline medical device, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-800-773-0849. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.