In April 2010, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall for Alcon Laboratories’ CONSTELLATION® Vision System – a high-tech device used to perform various types of ophthalmic eye surgery procedures.
The recall was initiated after the discovery of problems with the system’s software and hardware were found to cause unintended system errors and shut downs – events that could potentially put patients at risk of serious eye injury or blindness.
On July 2, 2010, Alcon wrote to doctors informing them of the recall, and that it intended to send its representatives to all U.S. facilities to update the software, replace the touch-screen circuit board, and to answer questions. The company saw no need to remove the device from any healthcare facility.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious eye injury or blindness following eye surgery with a CONSTELLATION® Vision System, our award-winning medical device attorneys would be happy to review your records to determine whether you have a viable case.
As in all lawsuits, your time to file a claim is limited. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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