Medtronic, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, recently issued a recall of its Valiant Navion™ thoracic stent graft system. After reports of patient complications, including death, Medtronic is urging physicians to immediately cease the use of the Medtronic device until further notice.
The Valiant Navion™ thoracic stent graft system was initially approved by the FDA in 2018 and is used to repair lesions of the descending thoracic aorta in patients with degenerative aortic diseases. A recent clinical trial revealed that at least eight percent of observed patients were experiencing stent ring enlargement beyond the design specification. Patients implanted with the recalled device have experienced stent fractures, including endoleaks, and even death. Medtronic is advising physicians to review all available images of patients implanted with the Valiant Navion™ thoracic stent graft system to identify any potentially life-threatening complications.
Dangerous or defective medical devices, such as stents and other implants, can give rise to a product liability claim. Medical devices improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans, but when those devices do more harm than good it may be time to contact a lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for the bills and lost wages as well as the damages resulting from injuries caused by your medical implant.
If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a defective product, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling at 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim.