St. Jude has issued a number of recalls for its implantable defibrillator
devices after patients experienced rapid battery failure and/or premature
battery depletion. Despite this recall, the company admitted to continuing
to sell older units that were still in stock for 17 months after design
improvements were completed. The unexpected loss of battery life can prove
serious and life-threatening for individuals who have the device, as it
is no longer able to deliver life-saving shocks once power is lost.
If you have suffered harm, or have had a loved one die as a result of a
defective St. Jude implantable defibrillator, reach out to our defective
medical device attorneys for compassionate legal assistance and outstanding
representation. Our firm is here to help you fight for your rights as
we strive to hold the negligent parties accountable for your pain and
Contact Hare Wynn today at (855) 997-9319 to schedule your free case
evaluation with our team.
Common Injuries Associated with Defective St. Jude Defibrillators
St. Jude Medical implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac
resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) are used to regulate
heart rhythms in patients with various heart-related issues. The primary
purpose of these devices is to regulate slow heart rhythms and provide
an electric shock that slows dangerously fast heartbeats. In defective
devices, a drained or faulty battery can cause serious complications.
Common injuries associated with defective St. Jude implantable defibrillators include:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart “fluttering”
- Chest pain
- Sudden, unexplained weakness
Malfunctioning devices can necessitate surgery, replacement, and may even
lead to death if left unaddressed. The skilled defective medical device
lawyers at Hare Wynn have more than a century of combined experience.
We are prepared to aggressively advocate for your rights, working to recover
the maximum compensation that you and your family are owed.
Reach out to our firm today; call us at (855) 997-9319 to find out how
our attorneys can help you!