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Dangers of particulate matter contamination in intravenous solution

Posted on May 12, 2015 9:57 am under Product Liability

Infusion therapy, or the administration of medicine through a catheter or a needle, is an essential approach in treating patients with severe health conditions that cannot be treated with oral medications. Typically, patients who need infusion treatment are those belonging to vulnerable groups, such as elderly adults and young children.

Although infusion therapy is intended to treat patients and improve their quality of life, it can sometimes aggravate one’s health condition if the solution is contaminated with particulate matter. A solution contaminated with any undissolved particles, such as drugs, glass, plastic, or rubber, can create serious health risks, including pulmonary embolism, major organ dysfunction, myocarditis, and embolism.

If you have suffered from any medical harm due to the administration of an intravenous solution contaminated with particulate matter, our lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can look into your situation to see if you are qualified to take legal action against the pharmaceutical company or negligent party involved. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed for free.