Recall: GE Healthcare Vital Signs Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier Passive Humidification Device (HCH)
The GE Healthcare passive humidification device is used to introduce moisture to the air going into a person’s respiratory tract during artificial breathing (such as with general anesthesia). A class I recall was issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 3, 2011 for humidification devices manufactured between January 2011 and April 2011.
The humidifiers are used in conjunction with ventilators in medical settings to perform the action of providing moisture-laden oxygen to the body and tissues. They are utilized when patients are under general anesthesia, when patients are injured and cannot breathe on their own, or to provide additional oxygen if the person is unable to keep blood oxygen levels at a sufficient level.
An occlusion preventing airflow is the defect in some of the GE Healthcare HCH units. This can result in hypoxic (lack of oxygen) conditions developing in the patient which can lead to serious brain injury or death.
If you or loved one suffered a hypoxic injury or death from the dangerous medical product GE Healthcare Vital Signs Hygroscopic Condenser Humidifier Passive Humidification device, you may be eligible for damages. Call the Sweeney Law Firm and let us review the facts. If we take your dangerous product injury case, there is no cost for representation unless there is a settlement or recovery of funds made on your behalf.