Guidant ® defibrillators are small computer devices implanted into the body to regulate heart rate and other heart functions in persons who have heart disease.
On June 17, 2005, Guidant Corporation issued a defibrillator recall for cardiac defibrillators implanted in 50,000 patients around the world due to potentially fatal malfunctions of the devices. There are approximately 38,000 patients in the United States with Guidant brand defibrillators, which reports indicate have failed 45 times and are responsible for at least two deaths since May 30, 2005.
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Critical wiring errors in Guidant defibrillators may cause a short circuit which can overload their delicate wiring, rendering them inoperable.
Those at the greatest risk should immediately consult their doctors and continue to have checkups every three months to ensure that the devices are still working properly.
The Food and Drug Administration released a statement stating that they did not require Guidant to recall its products, but that they nevertheless supported the decision to address such serious allegations. The fact that this issue was finally addressed is of small comfort to the 50,000 people who continue to live in constant fear that their life-saving medical equipment may fail them when they need it the most.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an injury due to a defective Guidant defibrillator in New York or New Jersey, you need knowledgeable and experienced New York Guidant defibrillator attorneys on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have been working for years with experts and other medical professionals to help those who have been injured due to a defective defibrillator. Now we want to hear your story.
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