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Heparin Syringe Recall Lawyer & Lawsuit

Heparin Syringe Recall Lawyer & Lawsuit

Dozens of hospital patients have suffered devastating infections as a result of bacterial contamination on Intravenous (I.V.) Flush Syringes that were recalled by Nurse Assist, B. Braun, BD Medical, and more.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting I.V. Flush Syringe induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a bacterial infection, 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.

UPDATE: BD Medical IV Syringe Recall

In April 2018, BD Medical recalled some BD PosiFlush™ Heparin Lock Flush and BD™ Pre-Filled Normal Saline Flush syringes due to possible contamination with Serratia marcescens bacteria.

Specifically, the FDA and CDC identified a potential connection between reports of bloodstream infections in patients with S. marcescens across multiple states. The CDC found that the infected patients were treated with certain BD flush products.

Product Name

Catalog (REF) Number

BD PosiFlush Heparin Lock Flush Syringes

306509, 306510, 306511, 306512, 306513, 306514, 306515, 306516, 306517, 306521, 306525, 306528, 306531

BD Pre-Filled Normal Saline Syringes

306500, 306502, 306503, 306504, 306505, 306507, 306508, 306518

Nurse Assist IV Flush Syringe Recall

In October 2016, Nurse Assist recalled I.V. Flush Syringes due to bacterial contamination. Around 150 hospitalized patients in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York developed bloodstream infections with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria B. cepacia. Click here to read more.

B. Braun Heparin Syringe Recall

On March 21, 2008, B. Braun began recall the lots of heparin due to a notification received from the supplier, Scientific Protein Laboratories (SPL), disclosing that one lot of Heparin Sodium, USP Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient acquired by B. Braun Medical Inc. has a heparin-like contaminant.

AM2 PAT Heparin Update: Pre-Filled Heparin Lock Flush Solution USP, manufactured by AM2 PAT, Inc., of Angier, N.C, has been linked to serious, life-threatening side effects due to contamination of Serratia marcescens.

These syringes were manufactured by Am2Pat and may be labeled as: Am2Pat, Sierra Pre-filled, or B. Braun. On December 20, 2007, AM2 PAT recalled one lot of their pre-filled heparin flush syringes. On January 25, 2008, the FDA issued a recall of all lots of heparin and saline pre-filled flush syringes.

B. Braun Syringes Linked to Outbreak of Bacterial Infections

Pre-Filled Heparin Lock Flush Solution USP syringes used to flush intravenous and catheter lines to prevent clotting have been recalled due to the recent outbreak of blood infections associated with their use. The pre-filled syringes could be contaminated with bacteria known as Serratia marcencens. There have been close to 50 people in Texas and Illinois who have been affected by these contaminated syringes. On December 20, 2007, AM2 PAT recalled one lot of their pre-filled heparin flush syringes, 070926H. On January 25, 2008, the FDA issued a recall of all lots of heparin and saline pre-filled flush syringes.

Side Effects of IV Infections

There are a variety of side effects associated with these contaminated syringes, such as:

  • Bloodstream infections
  • Sepsis
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Vomiting
  • Death

Do I have an IV Flush Syringe Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting I.V. Flush Syringe induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know had a bacterial infection, 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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