Product Description – The Cypher Coronary Stent is a cylindrical metal mesh used in treatment of patients undergoing angioplasty procedures to open clogged coronary arteries.
Product Defect – The FDA has received hundreds of reports of clotting occurring after implantation of the Stent. In many of these cases, the clotting led to the patient’s death and in many others led to additional surgical or medical procedures. There are also scores of reports of adverse reactions and some deaths due to possible hypersensitivity reactions.
Product Status – The FDA has required the Cypher Coronary Stent’s manufacturer to conduct a study of 2000 patients to evaluate the long-term safety and usefulness of the Stent and other possible adverse reactions from use of the Stent.
If you or a loved one has been injured from using the Cypher Coronary Stent you should see your doctor immediately. If you have suffered injuries as a result, you should contact a personal injury attorney who can help you recover damages for your injury.