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Medtronic Visualase Lawsuit

Medtronic Visualase Lawsuit

The Medtronic Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System was recalled because the laser can overheat and accidentally destroy healthy tissue, which could result in serious injuries.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Medtronic Visualase induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect after surgery with the Visualase Laser System, 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.

What is the Medtronic Visualase?

Medtronic Visualase™ is an MRI-guided, minimally-invasive laser that is used in a variety of surgeries to destroy unwanted tissues. A doctor controls the laser with real-time MRI thermographic imaging. The Visualase Laser System is used in brain surgery, cancer treatment, epilepsy and seizure treatment, eye surgery, neurosurgery, and more.

Medtronic Visualase Recalled Due to Risk of Overheating and Damaging Nearby Tissue

September 2018 — Medtronic announced a Class II recall for the Visualase Thermal Therapy System because inaccuracies in the MRI-guided system “may result in unaccounted spread of thermal energy to the surrounding tissue.” This could potentially result in serious injuries. For example, if the laser accidentally overheats healthy tissue in the brain, a patient could suffer permanent brain damage.

What is the Risk During Brain Surgery?

The Visualase Laser System could accidentally overheat healthy brain tissue instead of a tumor. This could cause a patient to suffer from a permanent disability, intracranial bleeding, brain swelling, or death.

Visualase Recalled for Risk of Burnout or Low Energy Output

July 2018 — Medtronic announced a Class II recall for the Visualase Cooled Laser Applicator System (VCLAS) due to a risk of “low laser energy output from fiber or fiber burnout at lower wattage.”

Visualase Tip Recalled for Saline Leakage Risk

In June 2017, Medtonic announced a a Class II recall for the Visualase laser tip cap (VCLAS 15MM TIP), which is also called the Tuohy Borst Adapter (TBA). The problem is that it mat not seal properly, which could allow saline to leak out of the tip of the device.

Visualase Brain Injury Risk

  • Permanent brain damage
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Bleeding
  • Brain swelling
  • Unintentional injury to healthy brain tissue
  • Disability
  • Death

Do I have a Medtronic Visualase Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Medtronic Visualase induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect after surgery with the Visualase Laser System, 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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