Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips and Monitor System product liability lawyer
If you are taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin) or being given herapin injections, you should be aware of the recent recall of PT/INR test strips by Alere. On April 16, 2014, Alere issued an urgent recall of their INRatio®2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips (PN 99008G2). On December 5, 2014, Alere issued a second recall regarding its Alere INRatio and INratio2 PT/INR Monitoring System.
Alere recalled INRatio and INRatio 2 PT/IT Monitoring system because patients were getting a therapeutic or near-therapeutic INR with its test strips when the patients actually had a non-therapeutic INR. Complaints associated with inaccurately low INR results by Alere’s INRatio test strips product include:
- Nine serious adverse events
- Three events associated with patient deaths
If you or someone you love suffered a bleeding injury after relying on an erroneous PT/INR reading from an Alere INRatio monitor, please contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. at 202-682-5800 during business hours or 24 hours a day at 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476). You may be eligible for substantial compensation.
Because strict time deadlines apply, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience. Because we represent individuals on a contingency basis, there is no fee unless you win (meaning our law firm takes a percentage of a winning verdict or settlement, but if you do not win your case, there are no fees).
Which Alere INRatio Monitor System and Test Strips were recalled?
Alere has issued two recalls regarding its INRatio 2 Monitoring System and Test Strips.
- On April 16, 2014, Alere recalled its INRatio 2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips (PN 99008G2). The Alere Test Strips affected by this first recall were manufactured between August 22, 2013 and April 2, 2014 and distributed from August 26, 2013, until April 2, 2014. Alere is advising patients to immediately stop using its test strips and to use an alternative method to perform PT/INR testing. The urgent recall does not cover Alere’s InRatio PT/INR Test Strip, which is used by patients performing INR monitoring at home. According to the FDA, the cause of the test strip malfunction has not been determined.
- On December 5, 2014, Alere issued a second recall, this time regarding its INRatio and INratio 2 PT/INR Monitor System. The monitor system was for professional and prescription home use. Alere manufactured and distributed the system between April 1, 2008 and December 4, 2014. According to the FDA, Alere advises consumers to stop using the INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System if you have anemia, conditions associated with elevated fibrinogen levels, unusual bleeding or bruising, and other conditions. Always consult with your doctor when making health care decisions.
Alere is a publicly-traded medical diagnostic products company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The FDA’s urgent recall notice is available online. The product liability attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are investigating potential claims related to this dangerous defect.
For more information about the Alere INRatio recall, please visit INRatioRecall.com, which is a resource The Cochran Firm, D.C. publishes with comprehensive information about the Alere INRatio recall and related legal issues.
Alere INRatio Lawyer Information
- Two separate FDA recalls issued for the Alere INRatio
- How does an Alere INRatio product liability lawsuit work?
- Alere INRatio linked to at least three deaths
- Who is at risk for an Alere INRatio bleeding injury?
- How Alere lobbied for expanded Medicare coverage of home PT/INR monitors?
- Alere’s recalled INRatio monitor system promised easy and convenient home PT/INR monitoring
- Alere’s INRatio INR monitor is under a Class I recall. What is an FDA Class I recall?
- Two recalls issued for the Alere INRatio PT/INR monitor system and test strips
- INRatio monitor: when did Alere first know about the risk to consumers?
- The Alere INRatio received FDA approval through a controversial fast track program
- The corporate history behind the INRatio: how Alere ended up owning the faulty PT/INR monitor
- The FDA warned about the INRatio’s malfunctions and inaccurate INR readings almost 10 years ago
- Alere INRatio monitor recalled for inaccurate PT/INR readings
- Does the Alere INRatio monitor provide inaccurate PT/INR results?
- What is a PT/INR reading on an Alere INRatio monitor?
- Have there been any large Alere INRatio settlements or verdicts?
- Did you receive a “medical device correction” letter from Alere about the INRatio PT/INR Monitor System?
- The Cochran Firm, D.C. Managing Attorney inverviewed about the Alere INRatio FDA recall
- Important Warning for Alere INRatio PT/INR users
How can I hire a lawyer for my Alere INRatio claim and how much does it cost?
The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s team of experienced attorneys are actively investigating claims related to Alere’s INRatio Test Strips and Monitor System. We offer free, prompt case evaluations. There are no fees unless we win. This means you do not have to pay The Cochran Firm, D.C. anything unless you are already receiving compensation for your Alere INRatio claim.
If you or someone you love was injured by a faulty Alere INRatio 2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips or Alere INRatio Monitor System, please contact the product liability and injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C.