Defibrillators are life-saving devices that regulate heartbeats. Manufacturers of these devices have a responsibility to provide the safest product possible with thoroughly tested components that are guaranteed not to fail.
In recent years, however, hundreds of thousands of patients have reported defect and breakage on defibrillator leads on Medtronic's Sprint Fidelis leads. These leads connect the defibrillator to the heart. Any damage or defect whatsoever can result in serious injury or death.
The most commonly reported models of defibrillator with these components are
- Model 6930
- Model 6931
- Model 6948
- Model 6949
If you have a Medtronic defibrillator with one of these model numbers listed, it is important that you check with your health care provider as to the safety of the device.
Defibrillator Leads Lawsuits And Other Legal Solutions To Recover Damages
If you have experienced an injury due to a defect or failure of a defibrillator lead, you may have a claim against the manufacturer. These damages cannot reverse the effects of the injury, but they can hold the manufacturer accountable for putting a defective and dangerous product on the market.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., of Pittsburgh, our litigation attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of patients to safe and thoroughly tested medical devices and products. We are knowledgeable in how to bring the most successful claim possible and will work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve for the pain you have suffered.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a defective defibrillator lead, please contact our law offices today at 800-543-9859.