Defibrillation Leads Recall

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When a medical device, like a defibrillation lead, are found to be so dangerous they have to be recalled, the patients are left to suffer the consequences. Patients and their families can seek damages by filing a defective product law suit. Companies have a duty to their customer to adequately test their products before taking them to market. Unfortunately, some companies place their profits before the safety of the patients. If you were injured when a medical device failed or malfunctioned, contact the Clore Law Group for a free consultation.

Endocardial Defibrillation Lead

FDA warned doctors of the recall affecting the St. Jude Medical Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Lead. The silicone insulation is at risk of premature abrasion. When this occurs, the leads can come out (externalized) of the insulation. Leads with externalized conductors may develop electrical dysfunction and not work as intended. In the event the device does not work as intended, should a life-threatening heart rhythm occur, pacing or defibrillation therapy may not be delivered as intended. This may result in serious adverse events, including death. The Defibrillation Lead recall includes the following model numbers:

  • Riata (8F) Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads
  • Models: 1560, 1561, 1562, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1590, 1591, 1592
  • Riata ST (7Fr) Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads
  • Models: 7000, 7001, 7002, 7010, 7011, 7040, 7041, 7042

Defective Defibrillation Lead

There are several potential lawsuits that could arise when a Defibrillation Lead or other medical products are recalled. Fist is the before mentioned defective product lawsuit if it becomes clear the manufacture was, or should have been, aware of the products defect through the testing of said product. Secondly, is a medical negligence action. Once a product has been recalled, doctors should stop using it. A doctor can be found to be negligent if he/she use a recalled product. Both the manufacturer and the doctors are responsible to the safety of their customers. If you or some one you loved suffered injury from a Defibrillation Lead.

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