A recall has been issued for the Penumbra Coil 400, according to the website About Lawsuits
The Penumbra Coil 400, manufactured by the California based Penumbra, is a small platinum coil that is surgically implanted into a brain aneurysm, typically large brain aneurysms. The problem with the Penumbra Coil 400 that led to the recall is that its coil system tool for implanting the coil is defective.
There will not be a lot of these cases. Only 267 lots were implicated. But, obviously, we are talking about treatments for large brain aneurysms. If a wire slips out of place and floats about in the brain, the FDA says this can lead to blood clots and stroke.
Obviously, this recall just came out and we are not sure whether there will be meritorious lawsuits that will come of injuries from this recalled medical device. But if you have questions about what you think may be a potential claim, you can call 800-553-8062 and I will be glad to discuss it with you. Or, you can get an on-line consultation here. You can also get more information from the FDA here.