Defibrillator implants are surgically inserted into patients to help control heart arrhythmias, or rapid and erratic heartbeats. When an irregular heartbeat is detected, the devices stop the heart with an electric shock so it can start beating at a regular rhythm. But Riata™ defibrillator leads—or the wires that connect the devices to the heart—manufactured by St. Jude Medical, Inc. have been recalled due to high failure rates.
If a defibrillator defect injured you or a loved one, our defective product lawyers want to speak with you about your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call our legal team or contact us online to get the legal representation you deserve, today.
Riata™ Defibrillator Lead Injuries
In 2011, St. Jude Medical, Inc. estimated that approximately 79,000 Riata defibrillator leads were implanted in patients across the United States. The company recalled their Riata leads in November 2011 due to insulation erosion around the electrical conductor wires.
Patients who suffer a Riata defibrillator failure may experience a variety of injuries, such as:
Infections around the implant site
Internal fracture of the defibrillator
Migration of the defibrillator within the body
Perforation of muscles surrounding the heart
If you’re suffering from any of these injuries, it’s important to seek medical treatment immediately. Your doctor can provide the care you need and also tell you if your defibrillator leads are affected by St. Jude Medical, Inc.’s Riata recall.
Protect Your Rights to Compensation
If you’ve experienced pain and suffering due to defective Riata defibrillator leads, we want to help you hold St. Jude Medical, Inc. accountable for their negligence. Our defective medical device lawyers can fight for the money you need to pay your medical bills and support your family while you get better. Don’t wait until it’s too late to file a claim. Contact us today.
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