My concern here is that the recall is only reaching healthcare professionals and not the patients who may be the victims of this recall
(PRWEB) February 03, 2012
On January 16, 2012, Covidien issued a voluntary recall of all production lots for the Duet TRS Universal Straight and Articulating Single Use Loading Unit after learning of 13 serious injuries and three fatalities associated with these devices. Covidien concluded that the device has the potential to injure adjacent anatomical structures within the thorax (chest) when used during thoracic surgery, which can result in life-threatening post-operative complications. “My concern here is that the recall is only reaching healthcare professionals and not the patients who may be the victims of this recall,” commented attorney David Ennis of Ennis & Ennis, P.A.
According to Covidien’s press release, the Duet TRS is a single-use loading unit with a fully integrated tissue reinforcement system to support staple lines in tissues. There were more than 500,000 units sold worldwide. Covidien believes approximately one-third of global procedures using the device are for thoracic indications. Covidien now contraindicates the use of the duet TRS for thoracic surgery, however, the devices will continue to be used for other indications.
Ennis & Ennis is offering free, nationwide, confidential consultations to anyone who has suffered as a result of the Covidien Duet TRS by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to http://www.ennislaw.com and completing an online case evaluation form.
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