The FDA issued a safety alert and recall for Baxter Healthcare Corporation Buretrol Solution Sets. These solution sets are disposable devices used for volume control in the administration of intravenous (IV) fluids and medications. The solution sets contain a ball-valve component along with plastic tubing used to help deliver fluids and medication into a patient’s vein. The recall was issued when a problem was identified with the ball-valve. This component was malfunctioning and allowing air to flow past the valve and enter the tubing after the fluids were delivered into the patient. The patient could be in danger of suffering an air embolism if the air in the tubing is allowed to enter the patient’s veins. An embolism is a blockage of a blood vessel. When blood is not allowed to flow freely through the blood vessels, severe injury can occur such as a heart attack, stroke, ordeath.
If you or someone you care about suffered serious injury due to a malfunctioning Buretrol solution set or similar device, contact us. Our personal injury product liability attorneys can discuss your potential claim and advise you of your legal rights and options.