Covidien Recalls Chest Surgery Device After Patient Deaths

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 8:39 PM EST) -- Covidien PLC has begun a voluntary recall of its tissue reinforcement system Duet TRS after three patients died after it was used in surgeries in their chest cavities, the health care products company announced Monday.

The company said it had also received reports of 13 serious injuries after the system was used in thoracic cavity surgeries, stating that it concluded that the Duet TRS system could hurt the thorax, or chest cavity, and cause potentially fatal complications after the surgeries in which it is used....
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