Venture Catheter Lawsuit Lawyer

A catheter is a thin, flexible tube that medical professionals use for a variety of purposes. These medical devices can drain urine from the body, treat clogged arteries, or administer drugs or fluids, amongst many other purposes. Doctors can insert catheters through the veins, neck, bladder, legs, and so on. Therefore, since these devices enter the body, it is extremely important that the catheter is safe and effective. However, healthcare providers have filed several reports concerning the Vascular Solutions, Inc. Venture Catheter. These catheters can break inside the patient, which results in severe health complications. Did a Venture Catheter harm you or a loved one? Reach out today to learn more about how The Lake Law Firm can help you file a Venture Catheter lawsuit.

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered injury or death due to the Venture Catheter. Lawsuits against the manufacturer, Vascular Solutions, Inc., claim that the Venture Catheter used during catheterization procedures could lead to blood clots, embolism, and death.

What is the Venture Catheter?

Vascular Solutions, Inc. is a medical device company that specializes in devising clinical solutions for coronary and peripheral procedures. The company manufactures vein products, hemostats, and catheters. In 2012, the company acquired the Venture Catheter from St. Jude Medical Center, Inc. The Venture Catheter allows a physician to operate a guidewire through blood vessels during catheterization in the vascular system. The guidewire can be manipulated to enter veins and arteries in the arms, legs, feet, hands, and heart. Doctors can angle the flexible tip on the catheter up to 90 degrees, which makes it possible for the device to reach blood vessels and navigate around inaccessible corners.

Venture Catheter Recalls and FDA Alerts

In 2017, the FDA announced a Class I recall of over 7,000 Venture Catheters in the United States. A Class I recall is the FDA’s most serious recall category. Class I recalls mean the device presents a risk of injury or death to users. The agency issued the recall in response to reports of the catheter tip breaking and allowing the material to travel throughout the body. Materials could enter the heart, lungs, or other organs through the bloodstream. Venture Catheter devices affected by the recall include:

  • Venture RX Catheter (Model 5820)
  • Venture OTW (Model 5821)
  • Venture CS Catheter (Model 5822)

The manufacturer issued a field safety notice in April 2017 to voluntarily remove Venture Catheters after internal reviews revealed that there is a risk of catheter splitting.

Venture Catheter Injuries

If the Venture Catheter separates during a procedure, serious complications can occur. A patient may suffer:

  • Blood clots
  • Embolism in vital organs
  • Organ damage
  • Emergency surgery
  • Blood loss
  • Death

What Do We Know about Venture Catheter Lawsuits?

In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall of over 7,000 Venture Catheters due to the risk that the tip of the catheter may detach during use. This rupture can cause excess material to enter veins and create blood clots, leading to other serious injuries.

Liability Law and Venture Catheters

  • Patients may have a product liability claim against Vascular Solutions, Inc. for the Venture Catheter’s allegedly defective design.
  • Lawsuits may also hold Vascular Solutions, Inc. liable for failure to adequately warn doctors and patients of the risk of catheter separation during a procedure.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.