The FDA has identified the recall of battery packs used with the Capnostream™ 20 and Capnostream™ 20p Patient Monitors as a Class I recall. A Class I recall is the most serious type of recall. Using the batteries can cause serious injury or death.

Medtronic Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions recalled the battery packs used on its patient monitors because of the risk of fire due to a manufacturing defect that caused an increase in temperature. Hospitals and other medical providers use the Capnostream™ 20 and Capnostream™ 20p to monitor oxygen levels, carbon dioxide levels, and vital signs in patients of all ages. The FDA warns that use of the defective medical device could result in “serious adverse health consequences including death.”

Healthcare providers should immediately stop using the defective medical device and use the devices without the battery pack. Defective products should be returned according to the instructions in the recall notice. New batters will be provided to replace the defect medical device.

Steps To Take If You Are Injured By A Defective Medical Device

Thousands of people are injured each year by defective medical products. Product liability attorneys can help injured victims and their families receive compensation for their injuries including medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain, and other compensable damages. However, you must take steps to protect your right to file a product liability lawsuit if you are injured by a defective medical device.

The first step is to seek immediate medical attention. You want to prevent your injury from becoming worse or life-threatening. You will also need to document your injury in order to prove damages in a product liability lawsuit. If the medical device is in your possession, keep all parts, the original packaging, and any documentation or instructions that accompanied the defective medical device.

As soon as possible, you need to consult with a defective medical device attorney. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim under product liability laws. Depending on the facts of your case, you may need to take immediate action. If you fail to file your claim before the deadline expires, you will not be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Even if you believe your time to file a claim has expired, contact our New Orleans defective medical device law firm. There are limited exceptions to the time limits that may apply in your case.

Nationwide Defective Medical Device Attorneys

Our product liability attorneys represent clients in Louisiana and throughout the United States. We have extensive experience assisting victims and their families with product liability claims.

Contact The Olinde Firm at (504) 587-1440 or 1-800-587-1889 to schedule a free legal consultation. You are under no obligation to hire our law firm. We accept most cases on a contingency fee basis meaning you will pay no attorney fee unless we receive compensation on your behalf.