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Boston Scientific Guiding Sheath Class Action

Boston Scientific Guiding Sheath Class Action

Boston Scientific recalled the Chariot™ Guiding Sheath after reports of the shaft breaking inside patients. The problem can lead to life-threatening complications and emergency surgery may be necessary to retrieve broken pieces.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting guiding sheath induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Boston Scientific’s Chariot device, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Boston Scientific Recalls Chariot Guiding Sheath

In December 2015, Boston Scientific initiated a recall for the Chariot Guiding Sheath, an access device used to guide the placement of smaller devices into the veins and arteries of a patient’s arms, hands, legs, or feet (peripheral vasculature).

The company received 14 complaints of the shaft of the device breaking. In some cases, pieces broke off inside the patient and emergency procedures were necessary to retrieve the broken pieces.

The recall involves about 7,000 products that were distributed between June and November 2015. Healthcare professionals should follow up with any patients who were treated with the Chariot because shaft fractures may not have been apparent at the time of surgery.

Health Risks & Complications

According to the FDA, small broken pieces can enter a patient’s bloodstream and obstruct blood-flow, which may result in severe organ damage or death. In several reports, the shaft broke when the Chariot was being pulled out of a blood vessel. Some of the most serious health risks linked to the Chariot Guiding Sheath include:

  • Broken shaft
  • Fragment embolization
  • Blood-flow obstruction
  • Emergency surgery
  • Stroke
  • Damage to the kidneys, intestines, or limbs
  • Death

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a class action lawsuit against Boston Scientific. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits and only accepting cases involving very severe injuries or deaths.

About Class Actions

The advantage of class actions is that a lot of people with the same type of injury can collectively seek compensation. The outcome of the case depends on a “class representative,” and if compensation is awarded, everyone divides the payout.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The class action can have disadvantages, especially for individuals with severe injuries. They may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement, higher attorneys’ fees, and a payout that doesn’t cover all of their expenses.

Instead of a class action, our attorneys file individual lawsuits. We focus on maximizing compensation for each of our clients and seeking justice on their behalf. If you were injured by a defective medical device, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting guiding sheath induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Boston Scientific’s Chariot device, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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