Ivenix Infusion System Recall Issued Over Risk of Leaks
Recently, the United States Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recall for Fresenius’ Ivenix Infusion System. Over 1,500 infusion pumps have been found susceptible to leaks and electrical failures that can result in the pump turning off during a treatment that is normally lifesaving. These systems may be defective. If you were injured or a loved one died and you believe it was the result of an Ivenix infusion defect, you should call the seasoned Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. We represent injured consumers nationwide. Billions have been recovered in lawsuits with which we’ve been involved.
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The recalled system is a high-volume pump that hospital staff use to provide a patient with specific amounts of fluid to their veins, or beneath their skin, or in their spine. Patients who receive this care include adults, infants, children, teens, and neonates. The danger addressed by the recall is that the pump can leak fluids from the pump into what’s called the Administration Set Loading Area of the infusion system.
This poses a serious danger because that area is located by the Air detector, and when fluid hits the electrical parts of the infusion pump, it may go through an electrical short that leads the device to power down with so warning. There have been 14 reports arising out of this issue. No deaths were reported as of this writing, but officials have warned that delay of infusions to children who need them could cause serious injuries or deaths.