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Implanted port devices can be a convenient option for patients who require regular intravenous treatment, transfusion, or testing. However, some implanted port devices are at a high risk of catheter migration or dislodgement and serious complications as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries due to catheter migration in an implanted port device, please contact the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm today. Our implanted port catheter migration and dislodgement lawyers are committed to pursuing compensation for your injuries against any liable parties.
The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm provides exceptional representation for those who have been injured by dangerous or defective implanted port devices.
Catheter migration is a rare but serious complication that can occur in those who have implanted port devices. Also known as a port-a-cath, an implanted port consists of two primary components:
The port allows medical professionals convenient intravenous access, as it is made of a self-sealing material that can be punctured with a needle multiple times.
In some cases, the catheter itself may completely dislodge itself from the mechanism and migrate to other parts of the body as it travels through the bloodstream. It may potentially travel to some of the body’s most vital organs and lodge themselves in these organs, requiring immediate surgery and extraction.
Even if the catheter itself does not cause serious injury, you will still be required to undergo procedures to extract the catheter, remove the port, and get a new one implanted. This can be an unnecessary hassle and additional stress on your part that can cause further pain and suffering.
Catheter migration can occur for multiple reasons associated with the improper installation of an implanted port device. However, the manufacturer of the implanted port device may also be held liable for a catheter dislodgement and subsequent migration. Most implanted port devices have a “cuff” that firmly secures the catheter to both the port and the patients’ tissue so that it is not easily dislodged. However, some manufacturers have opted not to integrate a cuff that adheres to the tissue – causing a greater risk of catheter dislodgement.
It is highly recommended to seek out an experienced impacted port catheter migration and dislodgement attorney after suffering a complication. An attorney can help you fully investigate the nature of your complication, including gathering all the evidence necessary to substantiate your claim. If the manufacturer is found to be fully liable for your damages, we can start the comprehensive process toward holding them accountable.
Additionally, we can also correspond with any parties on your behalf to ensure you are receiving the help you deserve. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, so we take care of the legal work while you can focus on healing and recovery.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to catheter migration in an implanted port device, please contact our port catheter migration and dislodgement lawyers immediately to discuss your case. We want to provide help and support in any that we can, and also hold any at-fault parties accountable for their negligence. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation.