The Alere INRatio monitoring system and accompanying INRatio test strips have been connected to inaccurate International Normalized Ratio (INR) readings. This defective medical device has resulted in numerous injuries and serious ramifications for patients.
Simply put, the Alere INRatio Monitoring System is inaccurate. For certain medical conditions, this variance in INR can lead to serious medical complications. Deaths have been reported for people who mistakenly believed their international normalized ratio levels were safe, when in fact they were dangerously high. An Alere INRatio lawsuit involves allegations that the manufacturer knew of this potential problem, but failed to timely inform the U.S. government, healthcare providers and the public at large that Alere INRatio, INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System, or INRatio Test Strips should not be used by patients undergoing specific therapies.
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Alere’s INRatio and INRatio 2PT/INR Monitor System and INRatio Test Strips are used to measure how quickly a patient’s blood clots, and specifically measures a patient’s Prothrombin Time when taking warfarin, a blood-thinning medicine. The International Normalized Ratio (INR) is used to compare the results of the patient’s Prothrombin Time.
Anticoagulant medicine (such as warfarin) is often prescribed to patients who have undergone replacement or mechanical heart valve surgery; have irregular heartbeats such as atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia of the heart); have had heart attacks; or are trying to prevent deep vein thrombosis (blood clots deep within the body) and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs).
When the Alere INRatio Monitoring System is used, patients may be at risk of serious injuries stemming from false readings. These INRatio injuries include:
The Alere INRatio Monitoring System is not accurate enough to replace laboratory testing. Alere studies show that INR readings from Alere home INR monitoring can be between 3.1 to 12.2 units lower than laboratory results when tested within one hour to one day of each other. These inaccurate readings, according to the FDA’s safety alert, can cause severe medical complications, as patients and doctors are misled into believing that a patient’s international normalized ratio levels are in the therapeutic range when, in truth, the patient is at serious risk of suffering from bleeding events, including subdural hematoma (subdural hemorrhage) or stroke.
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 INRatio Monitoring System may be able to recover damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Call The Mulligan Law Firm today. We offer free case evaluations and work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we get paid only when you get paid for your injuries. With proven case results and a history of success, you can feel good with our experienced team on your side. Call us at 1-866-529-0001 today.
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