King Systems Recalls Breathing Circuit Devices
LaMarca Law Group, P.C., is investigating injuries and deaths that may have resulted from the intubation of the King LT(S) Otolaryngologeal Airway. According to allegations, the device may develop breaks or kinks during use, causing breathing obstruction. If you or someone you love has been injured or worse by a King Systems breathing system, please contact us today by calling (515) 225-2600.
Growing Medical Concerns
King Systems of Noblesville, Indiana, has issued a recall for its line of breathing circuit devices following a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration. According to an article from the Archives of Otolaryngology, one of the products has been found to put patients at heightened risk for serious injury. While the article found that the product did have applications in emergency situations, it could cause serious complications.
In addition to the warning letter from the FDA, the Indiana Department of Labor served King Systems with a Safety Order and Notification of Penalty for maintaining an unsafe workplace.
Individuals who have been injured as a result of King-brand otolaryngology products may be entitled to seek financial compensation for their injuries.
According to the recall notice, the breathing device is used to administer medical or anesthetic gases to a patient during the anesthesia process. However, the inner line of the device may be broken in two places, which can lead to oxygen deprivation, impaired delivery of anesthetics, and elevated carbon dioxide levels.
The product recall issued by King Systems cited that there are approximately 500,000 products in circulation, with units in the United States, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Colombia, and Peru.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse by a King Systems-brand breathing circuit device, the Iowa King Systems breathing circuit device attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help. To learn more, please contact us today by calling (515) 225-2600.