Maquet TigerPaw II Surgical Suture Device
FDA RECALL: Tiger Paw System II
May Cause Tears and Bleeding in Heart Tissue
Maquet Cardiovascular LLC manufactures a surgical suture device called the TigerPaw System II. The FDA has issued a Class I Recall of the TigerPaw system.
Incomplete closure of the TigerPaw System II may result in tissue tears and/or bleeding, including a possible tear on the left atrial wall (top left chamber) during use of the device. Maquet Medical Systems received 51 reports of adverse events and one death.
The TigerPaw II is a surgical staple used to close tissue in the left atrial appendage (LAA) of the heart.
The affected devices were distributed April 1, 2013 through March 23, 2015.
Maquet Medical Systems, on behalf of Laax, Inc., sent an “Urgent Medical Device Recall (Removal) Immediate Action Required” letter, dated March 30, 2015, to all affected customers.
Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Lawsuit
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