A NJ Injury Attorney Discusses Medtronic Defibrillator Leads and What to do if Injured
For patients with severe, life-threatening heart conditions, the reliability of their Medtronic Defibrillator is of utmost importance. As a NJ injury attorney can explain, these defibrillators are allegedly becoming increasingly untrustworthy due to internal malfunctions which, when occurring, cause patients unexpected jolts and severe side effects. If you are one of the thousands affected by a Medtronic Defibrillator lead malfunction, a NJ injury attorney can meet with you to discuss your experience and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
What are the common symptoms you see as a NJ injury lawyer when working with Medtronic Defibrillator Lead victims?
The Medtronic Defibrillator is a device implanted into the body much like a pacemaker. The device differs from a pacemaker in that it can offer defibrillation in the event of a heart condition, also known as a “shock” to the heart to keep it running. As a NJ injury attorney, we meet with patients and their families who experienced the unpleasantness of an unexpected, unnecessary “shock” that not only was not in response to a cardiac episode, but actually caused further damage to the heart patient.
The Medtronic Defibrillator is composed of a number of highly-technical electronic devices, including leads offering electric current to the heart when necessary. As your NJ injury attorney will further explain, these leads potentially have a tendency to fracture inside the patient’s blood vessels, releasing potentially deadly currents. The brand of lead most commonly linked to this type of injury is known as the Sprint Fidelis, a lead used in Medtronic Defibrillators since 2004. As your NJ injury attorney will discuss, the company estimates 2.3% of patients with defibrillators containing this type of lead will experience fracture and side effects. Your NJ injury attorney will also explain that this malfunction is unacceptable and potentially compensable, particularly if you had to undergo additional, involuntary surgery to remedy the issue.
Contact a NJ injury lawyer right away if you suspect malfunction
If you are considering a lawsuit following your Medtronic Defibrillator lead issue, consider speaking with a NJ injury lawyer Gerald H. Clark. You can speak with him today by calling 877-841-8855.