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Researchers Find Taxus Stent Associated with Increased Risk of Blood Clots

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October 24, 2006—Data presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference revealed that drug-coated stents create a higher risk of blood clots when compared to traditional metal stents.

The researchers examined approximately 1,800 patients implanted with the Boston Scientific Taxus Stent and another 3,500 patients implanted with Johnson & Johnson's Cypher Stent.

The data revealed that the Taxus Stent caused a 0.4 percent risk of blood clot, compared to a 0.6 percent risk with the Cypher stent. Researchers noted that stent-related blood clots have a 70 percent chance of causing a major heart attack or death.

Boston Scientific Recalls Defective Stents

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July 16, 2004—Boston Scientific announced a recall of 85,000 drug-coated Taxus stent devices due to problems with the delivery system. The Boston Globe noted that many hospitals have stopped implanting the stents due to serious problems with the devices.

Drug-coated stents have been linked to at least one death and 16 serious injuries.

Doctors Report Possible Problems with the Balloon

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When a doctor implants a stent in a patient, a balloon is used to allow for the insertion of the stent. When the stent is put in place, the balloon then is deflated and removed. Some doctors have reported the balloon has failed and remains stuck in the patient.

One doctor reported a patient was rushed into open heart surgery to remove the balloon and stent. Another doctor reported he was forced to use a sharp wire to pop the balloon that was lodged in a patient.

What You Should Do

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Your Health
If you have a Taxus Stent implanted and you are concerned about your health, promptly consult your physician for an evaluation.
Your Legal Rights

If you have been injured as a result of a Taxus Stent, you may be entitled to compensation. You should act immediately to contact a lawyer experienced in matters involving defective medical devices.

Our Lawyers Can Help

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O'Steen & Harrison, PLC presently is handling legal claims on behalf of those who suffered blood clots and heart attacks as a result of the Taxus Stent. We invite you to contact us for a free, confidential consultation about your legal rights.

We will represent patients throughout the United States. We can help you, too, wherever you live.

For free answers to your questions about the Taxus Stent, please call us toll-free at 1-800-883-8888 or complete this online contact form.

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Taxus Stent News

Boston Scientitic Is Told to Face Stent Recalls Lawsuit
The Boston Globe | March 14, 2009

Panel Weighs Risk of Drug-Coated Heart Stents
Associated Press | December 7, 2006

Boston Scientific, J&J Stents Leave Doctors Divided
Bloomberg | October 25, 2006

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