TVAM stands for “transvascular autonomic modulation”, and is being promoted as a way of treating the signs and symptoms of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. Originally, TVAM procedures were a form of angioplasty, which has been used to clear blocked arteries for heart conditions. TVAM applies similar balloon-related technology to open vein walls, but applies it to other conditions.
The use of TVAM procedures for neurological diseases may be considered an off-label use (not its intended usage), and furthermore may be associated with serious health risks like:
- Blood clots;
- Cranial nerve damage;
- Abdominal bleeding; and/or
- Various other conditions.
In some cases, injuries from TVAM procedures can be fatal.
Who can be Held Liable for Injuries Caused by a TVAM Procedure?
TVAM procedure injures and side effects can have many different causes. Depending on the circumstances, different parties can be held liable. These can include:
- Doctors, physicians, surgeons, or other professionals who have committed some form of malpractice in connection with the surgery, or if they improperly performed surgery.
- Manufacturers of medical equipment can be held liable under a defective product claim if their product causes an injury to a patient due to a defect. An example of this is where a defect causes the balloon components rupture, resulting in injury to the patient.
- Medical staff and other personnel can also be held liable if their negligence or malpractice contributes to the injury of a TMVA procedure patient
Are there any Legal Remedies for TMVA Procedure Injuries?
TMVA injuries can be serious and may require a lawsuit if there are any disputes to be resolved. These types of legal cases can involve a monetary damages award, which is issued to the injured party as a legal remedy for their losses. The damages may cover expenses like hospital bills, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Other consequences can result from these cases as well. For instance, if a physician or medical professional was negligent or committed malpractice, they may be sanctioned under their respective licensing bodies.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with a TVAM Injury Lawsuit?
TVAM procedure lawsuits and other related claims can be serious. It may be in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need help with a lawsuit. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and can represent you as the case progresses.