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I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump Lawsuit

I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump Lawsuit

The I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because some buttons on the device can malfunction — they may not stay locked down, or they may stick in the lowest position. There is a risk that the device could administer a life-threatening over-dose of a medication, or under-dose a patient who needs anesthesia, painkillers, or other medications before surgery.

What You Can Do & How an I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a defective infusion pump, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

The I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump with ONDEMAND Bolus Button is used for the continuous or intermittent delivery of narcotics, anesthetics, and other medications to surgical wound sites. It is used during surgery and after surgery.

An infusion pump is an external medical device that is used to deliver liquids (such as blood, medicine, nutrients, cancer drugs, painkillers, etc.) to a patient in a controlled dosage. These products are used worldwide, mostly in hospitals, but some are available for home use.

When there are problems with infusion pumps, they can cause a patient to suffer a life-threatening over-dose or under-dose of fluids or medications. In recent years, the FDA has issued several Class 1 recalls of various infusion pumps. The agency is working to address problems with this class of medical devices.

What’s the problem?

On August 31, 2012, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall of the I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump with ONDEMAND Bolus Button. According to the FDA,

“The bolus button may not lock in the down position when depressed and/or the orange bolus refill indicator may stay in the lowest-most position. When this occurs, the patient may receive continuous infusion at a rate greater than expected. As a result, this product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.”

The firm that manufactures this device sent a recall notice to their customers and distributors on May 8, 2012. They are recommending that customers check their inventory, quarantine the recalled product, and contact the firm for more information. Any adverse events should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch program.

A Class 1 recall is the most serious, urgent type of recall the FDA can issue. It is reserved for safety problems that have a high probability of causing severe injury or death.

Do I have a I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting I-Flow On-Q Infusion Pump induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a defective infusion pump, 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 us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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