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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: CORDIS CORPORATION UNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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CORDIS CORPORATION UNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 466FXXXX
Device Problems Filter (816); Fracture (1260); Failure to Align (2522)
Patient Problems Internal Organ Perforation (1987); Pain (1994); Perforation of Vessels (2135); Distress (2329); Injury (2348); No Code Available (3191)
Event Date 12/06/2019
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

Reporter occupation: other, senior counsel, litigation. Please note that the exact event date is unknown and the event date is the complaint awareness date. As reported, the patient underwent placement of an optease inferior vena cava (ivc) filter. The indication for filter placement is not available. The report states that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damage to the patient including, but not limited to fracture bending of multiple filter struts and tilt of the filter. The filter remains implanted; thus, unavailable for analysis. The product was not returned for analysis and the sterile lot number has not been provided; therefore, no device analysis nor device history record review could be performed. The optease vena cava filter is indicated for use in the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via percutaneous placement in the vena cava for patients in which anticoagulants are contraindicated, anticoagulant therapy for thromboembolic disease has failed, emergency treatment following massive pulmonary embolism where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced or for chronic, recurrent pulmonary embolism where anticoagulant therapy has failed, or is contraindicated. The purpose of a vena cava filter is to catch thrombus from the lower extremities as it travels along normal blood flow patterns up towards the heart. Without procedural films for review, the filter tilt reported could not be confirmed. Additionally, the timing and mechanism of the filter tilt is unknown. Ivc filter tilt has been associated with the anatomy of the vessel, specifically asymmetry and tortuousness. The instructions for use (ifu) states filter fracture is a potential complication of vena cava filters. Anatomic locations that create concentrated stress points from filter deformation (for example, deployment at apex of scoliosis, overlapping of either of the renal ostia, or placement adjacent to a vertebral osteophyte) may contribute to fracture of a particular filter strut. Clinical factors that may have influenced the event include patient, pharmacological and lesion characteristics. Without procedural films or images for review the reported event(s) could not be confirmed. Given the limited information available for review at this time, there is nothing to suggest that the reported events are related to the design and manufacturing process of the device; therefore, no corrective action will be taken. Should additional information become available, the file will be updated accordingly. Please note that this is the initial/final report for this product.

 
Event Description

As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of a optease vena cava filter. The report states that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damage to the patient including, but not limited to fracture bending of multiple filter struts and tilt of the filter. As a direct and proximate result of these malfunctions, the patient suffered life-threatening injuries and damages, and required extensive medical care and treatment. As a further proximate result, the patient has suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, pain, suffering, distress and other damages.

 
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Brand NameUNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER
Type of DeviceFILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer (Section G)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
7863138372
MDR Report Key10165081
MDR Text Key195994897
Report Number1016427-2020-04033
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (Y/N)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE,HEALTH
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 07/24/2020
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received06/17/2020
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Device Catalogue Number466FXXXX
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received06/29/2020
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? Device Not Returned To Manufacturer
Is The Device Single Use? Yes
Is this a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device?
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient TREATMENT DATA
Date Received: 06/17/2020 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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