California, â€œIt is only prudent for patients facing Medtronic defibrillator lead replacement surgery to contact a lawyer prior to surgery.â€ Says attorney Steven Johnson, who represents Medtronic Sprint Fidelis patients who have undergone cardiac lead replacement surgery. There are inherent dangers in all surgeries and the patients requiring lead replacement surgery are at a very high risk of complications in surgery because they are typically chronic heart patients.
On 15th Oct 2007, Medtronic voluntarily announced that â€œits Sprint Fidelis Medtronic defibrillator leads due to a small number of fractures that are detected in a number of patients. The Medtronic defibrillator leads break more often than they should, which can lead to sudden and painful shocks at times and can deliver unnecessary electrical jolt. The electric shocks arenâ€™t usually life threatening, but they are impossible for patients to ignore.â€
The defect is potentially fatal and patients are fearful they may be the next victim. It is estimated that thousands of the Sprint Fidelis leads used in implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) will facture and require removal of the heart leads and replacement. As a result, a case filed against Medtronic seeking order from the court holding Medtronic is responsible for all diagnostic and medical charges and any corrective surgical expenses caused by Medtronicâ€™s defibrillator.
This Medtronic Defibrillator lead replacement surgery can be especially risky for patients who are defibrillator dependent and often have other health issues.
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