On December 27, Baxter International Inc. has announced it is voluntarily recalling five lots of intravenous (IV) solutions after it found out that the units contain particulate matter.
The recalled Baxter solutions are: 100 mL 5% dextrose injection with lot number P285288, 50 mL 0.9 % sodium chloride injection with lot number P297283, 100 mL 0.9 % sodium chloride injection with lot number P292326, 100 mL 0.9 % sodium chloride injection with lot number P293993, and 100 mL 0.9 % sodium chloride injection with lot number P293514. These lots have been distributed in different countries including U.S. between May 2012 and October 2013. The company believes close to 800,000 IV units will be covered by the recall.
When used, defective Baxter IV solutions may possibly cause blood vessel blockage, which may then lead to fatal complications such as heart attack and stroke. If you have been a victim of a defective product such as these, the Kenosha-based lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are willing to assess your situation and help. Call us at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your options in filing a legal claim.