Brain surgery using devices known as the NeuroBlate System and the Visualase MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System may have caused severe injury to patients, according to reports investigated by Kline & Specter and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

The Visualase system, made by Medtronic, used in brain surgery, can reportedly overheat and accidentally damage healthy tissue. A total 1,283 of the devices were the subject of an urgent recall.

The NeuroBlate, made by Monteris Medical, Inc., uses laser ablation to perform procedures on the brain, including removal of tumors, but in some cases the tip can crack or fracture, causing a release of carbon monoxide (used as a cooling agent) into the brain.

Kline & Specter in early 2020 achieved a $12.75 million settlement with Monteris Medical, for a 2015 incident in which such a tragedy occurred, causing severe brain in a 71-year-old man who underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.

Our firm takes cases nationwide involving injury possibly caused by the NeuroBlate or Visualase systems. If you or a loved one suffered a serious brain injury following surgery using NeuroBlate or Visualase, please contact us for a free evaluation of your case.

Our law firm is among the largest plaintiffs’ firms nationwide. Five or our lawyers are also highly qualified medical doctors and we have handled hundreds of medical device cases.

 

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