Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes Recalled After Reports of 4 Deaths associated with Use of the Products.
On June 25, 2019, the FDA announced that Teleflex Incorporated has recalled some of its Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes following reports of several deaths and serious injuries. Endotracheal tubes are used to help patients breathe when they cannot do so on their own. Endotracheal tubes are flexible, plastic tubes that deliver oxygen from a ventilator to a patient’s lungs by either oral or nasal intubation. According to the FDA, this recall is due to complaints that a connector on the Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes can disconnect, resulting in insufficient oxygen reaching the patient.
According to the recall notice, there have been 4 deaths and several serious injuries reported involving the Hudson RCI® Sheridan® endotracheal tubes. Given this, it is unsurprising that the FDA has classified this as a Class I recall. Class I recalls are the most serious class of recall and are associated with “a reasonable probability that the … the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” More information regarding the recall can be found here.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective endotracheal tube, contact one of the experienced medical device attorneys at Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office today. Our award-winning product liability attorneys would be happy to discuss your potential claim. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.
By: Jessica Powell, Burg Simpson Associate
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