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August 5, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated the recall of GE Healthcare’s nuclear imaging systems due to a risk of serious injury or death the Defective Medical Device can pose to patients.
The device is used to collect images from inside a patient’s body by having the individual ingest radioactive isotopes. The patient is then scanned by the machine, which picks up the images created by signals sent from the isotopes inside the body.
The recall was initiated after the FDA received reports of a problem with the devices that could harm patients. According to an article by Medpage Today, an Infinia Hawkeye 4 imaging system was in use at a VA Medical Center when the camera inside the unit suddenly collapsed on top of a patient who was being scanned. The impact of the accident claimed the patient’s life.
All facilities in possession of affected units have been instructed to halt use of the devices immediately. They should then contact the product’s manufacturer to schedule a free appointment with a technician to come inspect the device and correct any issues it may have in regards to the recall.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy recognize the dangers such a serious problem with a medical device can pose. The firm encourages anyone who has been harmed by a defective medical device to discuss their legal rights with an attorney.
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