Exogen Gel Recall Attorney
Exogen gel, a medical product used to transmit ultrasounds, has been found to contain bacteria that pose a risk of infection to patients. If you or a loved one has an infection you believe is connected to Exogen ultrasound gel manufactured by Bioventus, LLC, contact a product liability lawyer from Hendy | Johnson | Vaughn | Emery for a free consultation.
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Why Is Exogen Gel Being Recalled?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recalled Exogen Ultrasound Coupling Gel on January 9, 2021. Known purchasers of the Exogen Ultrasound gel pump bottles were notified of a recall by the company beginning on December 14, 2020. This medical product from Bioventus, LLC may contain microbial white particulates that can cause harm to patients and customers.
The specific product recalled is Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel lot numbers 060111 through 120111, manufactured from June to December of 2011. You can find the lot number on the bottle. This product is not sterile and could be dangerous. The FDA announced the recall after receiving reports from one hospital with 16 patients who developed infections or colonization after using the gel.
Symptoms Associated With Infections From Exogen Gel
The bacteria involved in the recall are Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella oxytoca. The presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause inflammatory dermatitis on the surface of the skin. If introduced to the respiratory, digestive or reproductive systems through absorption by the skin, it can cause an infection. Klebsiella oxytoca bacteria can cause minor to major infections if introduced to the lungs. These infections include pneumonia and sepsis.
Common symptoms reported in relation to defective Exogen gel products include:
- Moderate to severe pain in the area
- Worsening pain around a broken bone
- Swelling or redness
- Unusual warmth radiating from the area
- Fever and chills
- Excess sweating
- Open wounds with pus or leakage
- Respiratory infections
- Bone tissue necrosis (death)
- Other signs of infection
Not every patient who uses the recalled Exogen ultrasound gel will develop signs of infections or colonization. However, it is a risk that remains present with the recalled gel. If you notice symptoms of possible infection after using Exogen gel, see a doctor immediately. Then, contact an attorney about a potential product liability lawsuit.
About Bone Infection Lawsuits
Exogen gel is often used in conjunction with an ultrasound bone stimulator. Unfortunately, this leads to an increased risk of severe bone infections due to the gel’s microbial contamination. Victims with infections from contaminated Exogen gel may have grounds to bring liability lawsuits against the creator of the product, Bioventus, LLC.
A product liability claim demands financial compensation for an injured victim’s economic and noneconomic damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and legal fees. If the strict product liability law applies, a victim does not have to prove negligence to receive financial compensation. The manufacturing company responsible for releasing the defective product will be strictly liable for related injuries and losses if the victim can prove that the item contained a defect and caused the injury.
Contact an Exogen Gel Recall Attorney Today
Contaminated Exogen gel can be dangerous for patients due to the risk of microbial transmission through the skin, which can cause severe infections throughout the body and bones. If you believe you or a loved one has this type of lawsuit call (888) 606-5297 to speak to our team of product liability attorneys. We offer free initial consultations for Exogen gel users.