A lawsuit as already been filed after the recall of the Xoft Axxent FlexiShield Mini breast device. Axxent FlexiShield Mini is a pad that is intended to protect those areas that don’t need radiation in treating breast cancer. The Axxent FlexiShield in the recall was used temporarily inside incisions when women were given radiation after a lumpectomy for breast cancer.
It is alleged that the pads left tungsten inside patients, which makes screening for cancer more difficult. At least one lawsuit has already been filed in Orange County, California.