There has been a Class I recall of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR monitoring devices manufactured by Alere Inc. These devices are used to monitor blood clotting time as measured by PT/INR values in people taking blood thinning medication, including warfarin (also known as Coumadin). A Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, is issued when the continued use of the recalled devices may cause serious injuries or death.

Essentially, the monitoring devices have been found to generate incorrect readings in certain circumstances. Such incorrect readings can result in improper anticoagulation dosing, which can lead to the risk of major or fatal bleeding.

Alere has been unable to develop an adequate modification to ensure the safety and effectiveness of their PT/INR monitoring devices, and the following Alere INRatio devices are subject to the recall:

  • INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Monitoring System (55128A)
  • INRatio2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System (0200432)
  • INRatio2 Replacement Monitor (Home) (0200457)
  • INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Testing System (0200431)
  • INRatio/INRatio2 PT/INR Test Strips (99007EU, 99007G1, 99007G3,99007G5, 99007G7, 99008EU, 99008G1, 99008G3, 99008G5,99008G7)
  • INRatio PT/INR System Professional (0100004)
  • INRatio Prothrombin Time (PT) Monitoring System (0100007)
  • INRatio Replacement Monitor (0100137)
  • INRatio PT/INR Test Strips (0100071, 0100139)

(The recalled devices and test strips were distributed from April 1, 2008 to the middle of this year.)

If you or a loved one has suffered a bleeding injury from the use of one of these recalled Aledevices, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have.

Stark & Stark attorneys are currently seeking owners of Volkswagen or Audi automobiles affected by the recent emissions testing scandal uncovered in recent weeks. Volkswagen executives have admitted to designing cars with 2.0 liter diesel engines that emit lower levels of harmful emissions during mandatory inspections than they do when operating on the road. As a result, these cars must be recalled to address emissions levels that are 10 to 40 times greater than the law allows.

What This Means for You
By fraudulently marketing these cars as “Clean Diesel,” Volkswagen was able to charge consumers premium prices of $1,000 to $6,855 more than the price of gasoline-powered cars. In addition, the engine adjustment required to fix the problem will result in decreased fuel efficiency, poorer performance and a drop in resale value.

If you are the owner or purchaser of a diesel powered Volkswagen or Audi, you may be entitled to compensation. Stark & Stark attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help you recover damages caused by this scandal. For more than 20 years, attorneys at Stark & Stark have successfully represented consumers injured by the deceptive marketing practices of auto manufacturers and other large corporations.

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Affected Automobiles
The Environmental Protection Agency’s mandatory recall affects the seven diesel powered car models pictured below:

Volkswagen Cars Graphic

If you purchased one of the above-mentioned automobiles, you may be entitled to receive compensation for damages caused by Volkswagen’s deceptive marketing and promotion. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Your claim may be barred if you fail to act quickly, so please contact us today at 1-800-53-LEGAL (1-800-535-3425) or