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Port-a-Cath Lawsuit

Port-a-Cath Lawsuit

Lawsuits have been filed by people who were seriously injured when their Port-a-Cath implanted port leaked medicine, fractured into pieces, or failed for other reasons.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Port-a-Cath induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by an implanted port that broke, leaked, or needed surgery, 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 a Port-a-Cath?

A port-a-cath is a type of medical implant called a Totally Implanted Venous Access Device (TIVAD). These devices make it easier for healthcare professionals to deliver I.V. medications into the veins.

These devices are commonly implanted in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, as well as people who need routine blood transfusions, blood samples, parenteral nutrition, or other I.V. medications.

Port-a-Cath® is a brand-name medical device, but the term “port-a-cath” is also used generally for this type of device (like the name “kleenex” is used interchangeably for a tissue).

How Does a Port-a-Cath Work?

Port-a-Cath devices consist of two main parts: a port and a catheter. The port is implanted inside the body under the skin (usually on the chest). The catheter is a long tube that connects the port to a major vein inside the body.

A nurse sticks a needle through the patient’s skin into the port and injects an intravenous (I.V.) medicine or fluid, which flows through the catheter into the patient’s veins. This is especially useful for patients who need repeated venous access for long-term disease treatments.

What is the Problem?

Patients may need emergency surgery to fix problems with a Port-a-Cath that has broken, leaked, become infected, or failed for other reasons. Port-a-Cath devices that leak will not deliver life-saving medicine (such as chemotherapy), allowing the disease to progress.

Port-a-Cath Lawsuits

Lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured or needed surgery for a defective Port-a-Cath device. These lawsuits accuse the manufacturers of selling dangerous medical devices, failing to warn doctors about high rates of failure, and delaying life-saving recalls.

Examples of Port-a-Cath Implants

  • BioFlo Port by Angioflow
  • Vortex Port by Angioflow
  • Power Port by Bard
  • XCELA
  • Navilyst / Angiodynamics
  • Medcomp
  • Dignity Low Profile CT Ports
  • Duo Power Port by Bard
  • Palpation Points
  • And more

Can I File a Lawsuit?

Our law firm may be able to help you file a lawsuit if you were injured by a defective Port-a-Cath. Lawsuits would typically seek damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, long-term disabilities or rehabilitation, wrongful death, and more.

Port-a-Cath Injuries & Side Effects

Here are a few examples of serious injuries and side effects of defective Port-a-Cath implants:

  • Leaking medications into the body
  • Port-a-Cath breaks or fractures
  • Broken pieces damage internal organs or veins
  • Internal bleeding
  • Catheter problems
  • Heart problems due to fluid from leaking port
  • Septum dislodgment
  • Chronic pain
  • Need for emergency surgery
  • Advancement of disease (such as cancer) due to Port-a-Cath leaks
  • Infection
  • Death

Do I have a Port-a-Cath Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Port-a-Cath induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by an implanted port that broke, leaked, or needed surgery, 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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