Medtronic Defibrillator Injury Lawyer
Medtronic, Inc. is the world’s biggest medical technology company and is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of their products gone wrong is the Medtronic defibrillator. These defective devices have caused serious personal injuries in people who have used them. The defect is attributed to wiring fractures that cause unnecessary shocks or cause the product to fail. There have been multiple reported deaths from the defect and many more injuries. If you or a love one has been injured or killed as a result of a Medtronic defibrillator, contact a product liability lawyer in St. Louis today.
A defibrillator is an implantable device used in individuals who have serious heart problems. The device delivers a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart when the heart is experiencing issues. Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads were found to have wires inside that could potentially fracture that would cause two big problems: 1) The device would deliver painful electrical jolts; and 2) The device can fail to provide a life-saving “shock” when an individual’s heart needs one.
Approximately 268,000 patients worldwide with this type of product were advised to meet with their doctors immediately to determine if the wire had fractured. Medtronic has used Sprint Fidelis wires in their Medtronic defibrillators since 2004. If you are currently using this defective product, and have not met with you doctor, make sure that you meet with them immediately.
Symptoms Associated With The Defective Medtronic Defibrillator
The symptoms associated with this faulty product are serious and require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical care as soon as possible:
- Multiple shocks
- Heart palpitations
Medtronic Defibrillator Lawsuits
In 2012, Medtronic, Inc. agreed to pay out $268 million dollars to settle various lawsuits that alleged that the fractured wires in the Medtronic Defibrillator contributed to at least 13 deaths. The settlement also covered patients who have the product with wires that have broken or are likely to break. The average payout per patient was $33,000.
This isn’t the first time that Medtronic had lawsuits filed against them over defective defibrillators. In 2007, the company paid out more than $114 million dollars to settle lawsuits related to its Marquis line of defibrillators. Some users of Marquis product claimed that it suddenly stop working.
Medtronic Defibrillator Attorney
Medtronic, Inc. has had multiple issues with their defibrillator products in recent years. Defective products can cause serious personal injuries, especially when that defective product is responsible for assisting with an individual’s heart condition. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective Medtronic Defibrillator, call a product liability injury lawyer today. Myers Injury Law has the skills and expertise to hold the manufacturing company responsible. We can help you get the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today toll free at 888.956.2487. You deserve to be reimbursed for the harm caused to you by this dangerous product. Call us today to discuss your case free of charge.