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Catalog Number 466P306X
Device Problems Fracture (1260); Unintended Movement (3026); Migration (4003)
Patient Problems Pain (1994); Appropriate Clinical Signs, Symptoms, Conditions Term / Code Not Available (4581)
Event Date 04/22/2021
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Occupation: other, senior counsel, litigation. Please note that the exact event date is unknown and the event date in date of event is the complaint awareness date. As reported, the patient underwent placement of an trapease inferior vena cava (ivc) filter. The indication for filter insertion has not been provided. The report states that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damage to the patient including, but not limited to tilt, migration and fracture. 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 trapease 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. Inferior vena cava (ivc) filter migration is a known potential adverse event associated with all ivc filter implants and is listed in the instruction for use (ifu) as such. Possible causes for filter migration include mega cava, wire entrapment during central venous catheter placement, sail effect (cranial migration) of large clot burden within the filter, mechanical device failure, and operator error. Physiologic causes of migration may result from temporary dysmorphism of the inferior vena cava including bending, coughing or valsalva maneuvers resulting in dislodgment of the filter. Some studies suggest that strenuous physical activity and increased intra-abdominal pressure can lead to migration of ivc filters. 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 report for this product.
Event Description
As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of a trapease vena cava filter. The report states that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damage to the patient including, but not limited to tilt, migration and fracture. 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 and suffering, and other damages.
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Manufacturer (Section D)
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer (Section G)
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
MDR Report Key11767314
MDR Text Key248759436
Report Number1016427-2021-04969
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,other
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 05/03/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received05/03/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number466P306X
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional?
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received04/22/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? No Answer Provided
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: 05/03/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1