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 our Appleton defective product lawyers today to get started.
What are the Symptoms of a Faulty St. Jude Pacemaker Battery?
Symptoms of a short-circuited battery in a St. Jude pacemaker may include:
- Lightheadedness or dizziness
- Loss of consciousness
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
If you have a recalled pacemaker and experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Can I Get Compensation If My Pacemaker Battery Failed?
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 the faulty battery design, 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.
At Brian Hodgkiss Injury Lawyers, we believe that St. Jude Medical Inc. should be held liable for any injuries that this potentially fatal flaw has caused to patients. If you are a victim of a faulty pacemaker, contact our Appleton defective product attorneys today. We’ll do everything in our power to help you get maximum compensation for your pacemaker-related injury.
Which Models of St. Jude Pacemakers are Defective?
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.
How Much Does a Product Liability Lawyer Cost?
Our legal team works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case and get you compensation for your pacemaker-related injury or health complications. You won’t pay any upfront fees, not even for your consultation.
Get Help Filing Your 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.