St. Jude Pacemaker Recall Lawyer
Little Rock Defective Product Attorney
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. before May 2015. Pacemakers, or implantable defibrillators, are small cardiac devices that help patients maintain a normal heart rhythm. Pacemakers are powered by batteries and are supposed to give patients ample warning of battery failure. However, some pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude have been reported to short circuit, leaving patients with just hours to seek treatment or face life-threatening health complications.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled St. Jude pacemaker, our legal team wants to help. We have experience dealing with defective medical device lawsuits and we’re ready to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Don’t wait to call–contact us today to get started.
Pacemaker Battery Failure
Pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. are supposed to provide three months’ warning of potential battery failure to patients. Unfortunately, nearly 400,000 St. Jude pacemakers may be affected by a faulty battery design that is prone to short-circuiting, which can cause total battery failure in as little as 24 hours. If a battery fails prematurely, the pacemaker cannot deliver pacing or shocks to the patient, which could put their life in danger.
FDA Recall Issued for St. Jude Pacemakers
The following pacemaker devices were manufactured by St. Jude Medical Inc. before May 2015 and have been recalled by the FDA:
- Fortify® VR
- Fortify® ST VR
- Fortify Assura™ VR
- Fortify Assura™ ST VR
- Fortify® DR
- Fortify® ST DR
- Fortify Assura™ DR
- Fortify Assura™ ST DR
- Unify Quadra™
- Unify Assura™
- Quadra Assura™
- Quadra Assura MP™
According to the FDA, over 800 St. Jude pacemakers have already been returned for analysis because of faulty batteries.
Symptoms of Faulty St. Jude Pacemaker Battery
Symptoms of a short-circuited battery in a St. Jude pacemaker could include feeling lightheaded or dizzy, loss of consciousness, chest pain, or shortness of breath. If you have a recalled pacemaker and experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
St. Jude Pacemaker Recall Lawsuit
If you or someone you love was injured by a recalled St. Jude Medical pacemaker device, our firm wants to help. We’re here to investigate your claim and we’ll work to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Contact our legal team to get help now.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with St. Jude Medical Inc. or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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