A serious defect has been identified in the St. Jude Medical Implant Defibrillators in over 120,000 people worldwide. The defect is a basic wiring problem with catastrophic potential. A recall is in effect. However, it doesn’t stop there.
The defibrillator is suppose to stabilize the rhythm of the heart when a person’s heart can not do so on its own all the time. A small electrical shock is sent to the heart muscle telling it to pump if the muscle goes out of rhythm. Trouble is the St. Jude defibrillator has some bad wiring which deteriorates sending electrical shocks at the wrong time. This can cause the heart to stop. To fix the problem, a person must undergo open chest surgery with all it’s recovery time, painful healing and expense. Worse yet, some people may not have the wiring replaced in time. Not good.
Such a defect should not exist if the device had been designed and manufactured correctly. The Franecke Law group already is representing victims of the St. Jude defibrillator defects and recall. We are pursuing St. Jude for damages including costs of surgery and recovery, lost income now and in the future, and the pain, worry, suffereing, mental anguish and distress which the victims deserve. Nothing less.
Contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options in this most difficult situation.