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Ventilators Recalled Due to Risk of Injury and Death

By Heidi Culbertson
January 11, 2022
3 min read

By Burg Simpson Ohio

Covidien, LP Recalls Ventilators due to Risk of Injury and Death

Following multiple complaints and one death, Covidien, LP has recalled its Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilators. Ventilators are machines that assist a person’s breathing by moving air in and out of a person’s lungs. According to the Federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), Covidien, LP is recalling its Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilators because of a manufacturing assembly error that can cause the ventilator to stop working properly or stop working entirely. If a ventilator is not working properly, a patient requiring breathing assistance may not get an adequate amount of oxygen and/or may not be able to properly expel carbon dioxide. This could cause significant injuries and death. In light of these risks, the FDA has classified this recall as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.

According to the FDA, the Puritan Bennett Ventilator recall affects 135 ventilators in the United States. The affected ventilators were distributed from February 23, 2017, until April 4, 2020. According to the FDA, the manufacturer sent an “Urgent Medical Device Correction” letter to consumers in November 2021 requesting that the use of Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilators be discontinued until repaired. For more information regarding this recall, click here.

If you or a loved one have been injured by the Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator, the Cincinnati dangerous device attorneys at Burg Simpson can help. Burg Simpson has successfully represented thousands of individuals who suffered injuries due to defective products. We know what it takes to hold medical device companies responsible for their actions and secure just compensation for our clients. Call the product liability attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office today at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now to discuss your case with us.

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