Urgent Medical Device Recall Recently Announced

Product liability claims exist to help victims who have suffered harm through the use of a product. Many Americans take anticoagulant drugs for a variety of reasons ranging from the installation of an artificial heart valve to heart attacks. An urgent product recall was recently announced for blood thinner testing and monitoring devices many Americans use. Consumers who take warfarin (Coumadin) or are being given heparin injections are urged to check the brand of their test strips and monitoring system. Those who are monitoring blood viscosity at home are urged to check the brand of their home anticoagulant monitoring device.

According to the company responsible for the monitoring devices, which has issued the voluntary recall, patients are at risk for spontaneous bleeding. This is because the readings produced by the strips are significantly lower than when tested by a central laboratory. The strips are reading between 3.1 and 12.2 units lower than clinical laboratory readings when testing within an hour to a day of one another. Reports of nine adverse events have been received; three of those were deaths associated with bleeding.

When a party has been harmed by a defective product, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, sourcing companies, manufacturers and suppliers may all be liable to compensate the victim for the harm. Defective product claims can include wrongful death, personal injury, and product liability class action litigation. Victims of dangerous products, such as a dangerous medical device, can receive compensation, including medical expenses, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering damages, as well as other types of damages depending on the circumstances and characteristics of the victims.

Victims of a defective product may unexpectedly confront physical, emotional, and financial challenges as a result. Because of this, the legal process offers options to protect consumers when harmed.

    Lyons & Simmons quickly became the glue that held our family together.

    “Lyons & Simmons quickly became the glue that held our family together.”

    - Kelsy
    Staff Was Exceptional & Professional

    “They handled my case with such professionalism that I was very much at ease. I didn’t feel like just a case number or just another client. They were very family oriented which made me feel that they put my family first.”

    - Dianna W.
    Instrumental in Resolving Matters!

    “Michael Lyons, Chris Simmons, and the entire team at Lyons & Simmons have been instrumental in resolving matters over the years with the utmost expertise, professionalism, responsiveness, and care leading to results in my best interest.”

    - Cade M.
    We Are Forever Grateful!

    “Mike Lyons and his team were amazing to work with! He brought us such a great amount of hope in the midst of a difficult situation.”

    - Chelsie H.
    Brilliant Strategist and a Fearless Fighter for Justice

    “Mr. Lyons's predictions regarding the outcome of my case and the timeline were spot on. I was never misled or put on the back burner. He always responded to my questions in a very clear and honest way. He comes highly recommended!”

    - Amy B.

Let Us Make A Difference

Lyons & Simmons Is Here to Help

When you have been injured, every second counts. Speak with one of our nationwide trial attorneys today.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.