Medical device manufacturer Hillrom is recalling their Liko Multirall 200 Overhead Lift after receiving dozens of reports of malfunctions, injuries and even deaths. This Hillrom lift recall is classified as a Class 1, which means there is a serious risk of injury or death if the product is used.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to a malfunctioning overhead lift, call Brown, Christie & Green today. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and related financial losses.
Hillrom Lift Recall Information
The Hillrom Multirall overhead lift is a device used in hospitals and nursing homes to transport patients. The device runs on a track near the ceiling and has a motor mounted from the track. The motor mount has two arms that have carriage hooks on them, which are used to hook the sling the patient sits in during transport in place.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Hillrom lift recall is due to a malfunction with the Q-link strap that attaches to a carriage hook on the motor mount. The strap should attach securely to the carriage hook in order for the sling to stay in place while patients are being transported. If the strap does not securely attach, the patient and the motor mount may fall.
These malfunctions can cause injuries to the patient, healthcare providers and bystanders. The patient may be seriously injured or killed in a fall, or if the motor mount falls on them.
Hillrom is recalling the entire Multirall lift and parts, including:
- Liko Multirall 200 (product number 3130001)
- Universal SlingBar 450 R2R (product number 3156095)
- Universal SlingBar 350 R2R (product number 3156094)
- Carriage D45 with Double Hook (product number 3136100)
- Extension belts:
- 300-400 mm (product number 3136226)
- 400-600 mm (product number 3136227)
- 600-1000 mm (product number 3136228)
- 1000-1400mm (product number 3136229)
Hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities should not use the Multirall lift until repair or replacement is completed.
Hillrom Lifts Could be Associated with Nursing Home Abuse or Medical Malpractice
The FDA has warned healthcare facilities not to use the Multirall lifts because of a serious risk of injury or death. Unfortunately, it is too late for at least 22 people who have suffered serious injuries, and at least two people who have died. There is also the possibility that more people have been injured than what is reported.
What is more alarming is the fact that some healthcare facilities may still use the devices, despite the Hillrom lift recall and urgent warnings. If a healthcare facility continues to use a recalled product, that facility or staff member is negligent. If their actions cause injury to a patient or bystander, then they can be held legally liable for those injuries and any related financial losses.
Negligent use of a medical device could be considered nursing home abuse or medical malpractice. Both are completely unacceptable and you should speak with a lawyer about your rights as soon as possible.
Find Out if You Qualify for Compensation
To learn more about the Hillrom lift recall and to get help with injuries related to this medical device, contact Brown, Christie & Green. Let us review your case and determine if you qualify for compensation. Our case review is completely FREE, so you have nothing to lose. Call us today!