On Oct. 15, 2007, Medtronic suspended all sales of Sprint Fidelis leads. The electrical wire, integral to pacemaker functionality, has been recalled because of a reported defect that is potentially fatal to those implanted with the device. The wire serves as the bridge between a person’s heart and an implanted defibrillator.
It is believed that in many cases the wire spontaneously fractures, releasing an electrical shock that can be extremely painful and potentially fatal.Medtronic has also urged any patient that was implanted with one of these leads to seek immediate medical attention to get the lead removed. It is estimated that nearly 235,000 people across the world have been implanted with these devices. Five deaths so far are being blamed on defective Sprint Fidelis-Medtronic leads. Medical device manufacturers owe you a duty of care and when they fail to adequately measure and react to defective products, they are negligent and must be held responsible.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an injury due to a Sprint Fidelis-Medtronic lead, you need knowledgeable and experienced New York Sprint Fidelis-Medtronic lead accident attorneys on your side. The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are actively investigating injuries and deaths that have resulted from this defective device and we are committed to protecting your rights too. Now we want to hear your story.
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