Defective defibrillator claims and defective lead wire claims are types of product liability claims. These defective medical product claims have become more common as technology has allowed humans to put medical implants into other humans and as mass marketing, production, and distribution have made it easier for one business to sell defective products all over the World. Defective defibrillator claims and defective medical device claims because you are placing a foreign object into a human body have the ability to cause severe damages including catastrophic injury or death. Follow the links on this page for more information on other defective medical devices.
If you have been injured by a defective product including defective infusion pumps, feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas defective defibrillator lawyer Jason Coomer. He is a Texas defibrillator & Defibrillator Lead lawyer and may be able to help you recover your damages.
Defective Defibrillator Claims (Defective Defibrillator Leads Claims)
On October 15, 2007, Medtronic, one of the country's largest producers of implantable defibrillators, suspended sale of their Spring Fidelis Defibrillator Leads after receiving reports of 5 fatalities of people with these implants. Medtronic has stopped selling their defibrillator leads due to a possible defect that can lead to electric shock or death in patients that have had the potentially defective defibrillators implanted into them.
Reports of defective Sprint Fidelis leads on Medtronic implantable defibrillators have been occurring for months prior Medtronic's suspension of selling the defibrillator leads. In fact, as of January 2007, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) had received over 500 reports of lead fractures from defective defibrillator leads. In March 2007, Medtronic warned doctors about possible problems with the defective leads. However, it was a full 6 months later before the company decided to suspend distribution on the Sprint Fidelis leads including Models 6930, 6931, 6948, 6949.
Despite having over 500 reports of Sprint Fidelis lead fractures, the FDA did not start monitoring the component until February 2007. FDA action was finally prompted after scientific research linked lead increased failures in the Sprint Fidelis models compared to the Sprint Quattro models, another type of Medtronic lead.
Proper Functioning Defibrillator Medical Devices Save Lives
The defibrillator medical device has been a great innovation for heart patients that have irregular heart beats or slow heart beats. Prior to the development of the defibrillator technology people with irregular heartbeats were limited to medication and hope that their hearts would hold up for the long-term. However, with the new defibrillator technology, properly working defibrillators are able to save many lives and allow people with irregular heartbeats to live longer and lead normal lives.
The defibrillator is designed to regulate the heart in patients with irregular heart beats. When a patient's heartbeat becomes irregular, the system is supposed to send a 'shock' to the heart that forces it back into rhythm. The lead wire is the component that transmits the message to the device. The lead wire is implanted inside a blood vessel that leads to the heart.
Defective Defibrillator Lead Wire Claims (Defective Defibrillator Leads)
The defibrillator system consists of the defibrillator (a small metal case with electronic devices and batteries) and the leads (sensors that extend into the heart to determine if there is a heart arrhythmia). These are both parts of the defibrillator that are implanted into heart patients. The third part of the defibrillation system is the programmer which is kept at a hospital or clinic.
The defective part of the defibrillators are the electrical leads. Chronic fractures of the leads have occurred on the distal portion of the ring affecting the anode (ring electrode), near the anchoring sleeve tie-down primarily effecting the cathode (helix tip electrode), and on high voltage conductor.
The problem that's arisen in the defibrillators is that the lead wire, after it's been implanted, has shown an alarming tendency to tear. This fracture or tear causes the defibrillator system to stop working and result in heart failure or death in a patient with an irregular heart beat. This is because patients with an irregular heart beat are relying on the defibrillator to regulate their heart beat. These patients if they have a defective defibrillator implanted in them do not have the protection that they think they have and the lack of a properly working defibrillator can result in death or heart failure.
Defective Defibrillator Lead Wire Lawyers (Defective Defibrillator Lawyers)
If you have suffered heart failure and have had a defibrillator implanted in you or you have lost a loved one from heart failure that had a defibrillator implanted in them, you may want to contact a defective defibrillator lawyer to discuss a potential claim. Texas defective defibrillator lawyer, Jason Coomer handles defective medical device and defective defibrillator claims. He works with other defective defibrillator claim lawyers throughout Texas including San Antonio Defective Defibrillator Lawyers and Houston Defective Defibrillator lawyers as well as defective defibrillator lawyers throughout the United States.
Determine if you have
a Defective Defibrillator Lead Wire
(Avoid Lead Wire Fractures)
Defective defibrillator leads can result in heart failure or even death. For heart patients that have defibrillators leads implanted them it is important to see their cardiologist and seek medical assistance to make sure that there defibrillator is working and that they do not have the type of defibrillator with defective lead wires. Due to the seriousness of the health problems that can result from a defective defibrillator lead including heart failure or death, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Defective Lead Wire Lawyers (Defective Defibrillator Lawyers)
Texas defective lead wire and defibrillator lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps individuals and families that have been injured or lost a loved one from defective products including defective defibrillator lead wires and infusion pumps that have caused serious injuries or death. He commonly works with other attorneys throughout the United States and Texas on defective product claims. If you have a question about a defective product and need a defective product attorney or a defective defibrillator lead wire lawyer to advise you on a potential defibrillator claim, contact Austin Texas product liability lawyer Jason Coomer.