INRatio Monitors and Test Strips were recalled because they can produce inaccurately low readings. This could cause patients to overdose on blood-thinning drugs and experience severe bleeding or death.
Need a Texas INRatio Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Alere INRatio Class Action
In May 2016, a class action lawsuit (PDF) was filed by two people who say inaccurate readings on the INRatio devices caused them to take the wrong dose of blood-thinning medications. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California — In Re: Dina Andren v. Alere Inc. — Case No. 3:14-cv-01255.
What is INRatio?
INRatio® and INRatio2® are handheld devices that measure blood-clotting times, also known as Prothombin Time (PT) and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Patients on warfarin and other blood-thinning drugs must routinely check their PT/INR to adjust the dosage. Accuracy is extremely important — overdosing on blood-thinners can cause bleeding, while under-dosing can cause a stroke.
Inaccurate INRatio System Recalled
In December 2014, Alere Inc. issued a Class I recall for INRatio Test Strips and reported 18,924 complaints about low readings since 2013. However, the entire INRatio System was not recalled until July 2016. By that time, approximately 1,500 injuries were reported, including 18 deaths in 2014 and 2015.
How Low Are the Readings?
Studies show that INR readings from INRatio devices can be between 3.1 to 12.2 units lower than laboratory results, according to Alere Inc.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but we are not filing an INRatio class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who were injured by:
- Severe bleeding
- Subdural hematoma
- Bleeding in the brain
- Transient ischemic attack
- Other bleeding events
About Class Actions
Alere is facing several class actions from people who are seeking refunds and reimbursement after purchasing a defective INRatio device. If compensation is awarded, everyone in the class action will share the payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The injuries associated with INRatio devices range from minor bleeding to death. Because each case is unique, they need to be handled individually.
Our lawyers specialize in helping victims of defective medical devices seek compensation for their injuries. If you file a lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your physical injury, medical expenses, lost income, disability, or wrongful death of a loved one.
Need an INRatio Lawyer in Texas?
Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.
Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”
The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas INRatio lawyers for a free lawsuit review.