What is my risk?
The recall information indicated that the certain medical complications may have resulted from guidewire devices during the atherectomy procedure. Patients may have experienced a cardiac tamponade episode, where blood in the sac around the heart causes a decrease in heart function, myocardial infarction or heart attack, and wire that have separated from the device may migrate to other parts of the body.
Three reported issues occurred, including a patient’s death when medical intervention was needed to remove the broken wire. Other medical interventions included purposefully occluding or blocking off the affected artery, the placement of a stent into the affected artery, and emergency heart surgery.
If you have had an atherectomy procedure using Boston Scientific’s Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System and you suspect you have been injured, contact Chicago’s Meyers & Flower for information on the RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire recall.
The RotaWire Elite Guidewire and wireClip Torquer Guidewire were manufactured from June 26, 2015, to September 10, 2015, and distributed from July 9, 2015, to October 1, 2015. Some 600 units have been recalled from 17 States as of November 2015.
Boston Scientific is responsible for providing safe and reliable medical devices to the public. When their devices cause injuries and, in some cases, death, the company should be held accountable for their negligence. As one of the top law firms in the country, Meyers & Flowers has the experience and expertise needed to prosecute international medical device corporations such as Boston Scientific.
Our team of attorneys has represented thousands of patients. Our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients has resulted in billion dollar settlements and numerous jury awards. We understand what it takes to win cases, from our meticulous preparation for each court proceeding to our deep understanding of how each client and their families have been impacted by their injuries. We are fully prepared to litigate a successful Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System lawsuit in Chicago as well as throughout the United States.