Injured Using Alere INRatio Home Monitoring?
If you or someone you know received a false PT/INR reading from an Alere INRatio Monitoring device and was injured after going through a bleeding event, you deserve monetary compensation. The list of dangers people face after receiving a false reading includes subdural hematoma (or subdural hemorrhage), brain bleeding, ministroke, stroke, or other bleeding events. In some cases, false readings can result in hematoma death.
Patients injured after a false PT/INR reading from an Alere home monitor may be able to recover damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Alere INRatio Class Action
Our firm is not litigating a class action against Alere. A class action lawsuit is effective in the event that thousands of people share a legal claim. A small party (one person or several people) are chosen as class representatives for “the class,” a significantly larger party of others who opt to join the case. The class is bound by the same legal resolution. Any monetary award is divided between all the members of the class. Class actions usually do not apply to personal or physical injury claims since each plaintiff will have sustained different and unique injuries, rather, class actions usually apply when plaintiffs are only seeking compensation for economic losses, such as for example, individuals who are only seeking a refund of the purchase price of the monitor or test strips.
We are only handling individual cases where someone has been injured as a result of a false reading from one of the Alere INRatio medical devices that has been recalled. An individual Alere INRatio lawsuit is based on your injuries and your damages alone. We would be seeking compensation for the physical injuries (i.e., strokes, hematoma, excessive bleeding, etc.) you have sustained as a result of the false readings caused by a defective Alere INRatio medical device. Any money obtained from an individual case is not divided amongst other people injured by an Alere product misreading, it belongs to the individual.
Some patients might think their injury is from their blood thinner medication, when in fact it may be related to an inaccurate reading caused by a defective Alere product.
Why Baum Hedlund?
Companies that make medical devices like heart valves and stents, bone graft material, heart defibrillators and pacemakers, orthopedic joint prosthetics, surgical mesh, and medical infusion devices bring in a combined total of over $200 billion in revenue worldwide.
The medical device industry is one of the most profitable enterprises in health care, which is why companies work tirelessly to either invent the next groundbreaking medical device or make advancements to existing medical devices. But this race to be the first to bring a new device to market can put patients in danger if steps are not taken to ensure quality and safety first.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has represented thousands of clients in defective medical device and pharmaceutical cases throughout the country, including cases involving the illegal and off-label use of drugs and devices. Since the late 1980’s our firm has handled cases against some of the largest pharmaceutical medical device companies in the world, including:
- Alpha Therapeutic
- Armour Pharmaceutical Co.
- Baxter Healthcare Corporation
- Bayer Corporation
- Cutter Biologicals
- Eli Lilly
- Forest Labs
- GlaxoSmithKline/SmithKline Beecham
- Marion Merrell Dow/Richardson-Merrell
- Sigma Aldrich
- Solvay Pharmaceuticals
- Takeda Pharmaceuticals
- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
We have developed unique and very effective techniques to uncover evidence that device makers would prefer remains hidden from consumers and even physicians.
Alere to Initiate Voluntary Withdrawal of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitoring System – fda.gov
Alere Test Strips, Monitor System Recalled by FDA – Headlines & Global News
Urgent Product Recall for Patients on Blood Thinners – Forbes
Alere Starts Urgent Recall of Some Blood Clot Test Strips – Reuters