The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently initiated a recall of a Defective Medical Device manufactured by Symbios Medical Products. The company’s GOBlock kits and GOPump Rapid Recovery System kits were recalled due to potentially causing users to suffer a serious injury or death.
According to a press release from the agency, the products are used in the delivery of medications to patients. However, the agency and company had received numerous reports of products manufactured before July 2012 having excessively high flow rates. The problem could lead to patients receiving too much of a specific medication, which could lead to adverse health events such as:
While no cases of death have been caused by the use of faulty devices, five people have reported problems with the device. Two individuals also stated they suffered serious injury as a result of using the product.
Products that may be affected by the defect were distributed to medical professionals and patients between April 1, 2011, and April 30 of this year.
Anyone in possession of the affected products has been instructed to contact the company via phone to discuss any questions or concerns they may have regarding the product.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm acknowledge the risks involved with using a defective medical device. The firm may be able to help if such a product has harmed you or a loved one.