Medtronics Heart Defibrillators
Metronic considers itself one the leading medical technology companies in the world. It is a major manufacturer of implantable medical devices, including defibrillators. Its headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You should consult with an experienced metronic lawyer or metronic attorney.
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Have you or someone you know suffered from a Metronic Heart Defibrillator Failure? You may have a legal claim based on the Metronic Heart Defibrillator Failure endured. Contact us today.
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An implantable defibrillator is an electronic device implanted in the body and intended to prevent cardiac arrest from severe ventricular tachycardia. An electrode is connected between the heart and a tiny computer in the defibrillator. The computer monitors the heartbeat, and if it detects an arrhythmia, it activates a built-in pacemaker to restabilize the heart’s rhythm. If that fails, it delivers a small defibrillating electrical jolt to the heart. In an extreme case, it resorts to a far stronger jolt to reset the heart rate.
In February, 2005, Metronic announced that several of its implantable defibrillators can suddenly fail because they contain defective batteries. A failure in their device can result in sudden death. The bad batteries were placed into their devices in 2001, 2002, and 2003. If you are a loved one has been injured by a Metronic heart defibrillator you should contact a Metronic injury law firm immediately. An experienced and knowledgeable Metronic accident attorney will be able to provide you with the proper guidance, counseling and advise that you will need to move forward with your claim.
The following cardioverter-defibrillator models are involved:
- Marquis VR 7230
- Marquis DR 7274
- Maximo VR 7232
- Maximo DR 7278
The following Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators are involved:
- InSync I Marquis
- InSync II Marquis
- InSync III Marquis
- InSync III Protect 7277
- InSync III Protect 7289
You have a claim if:
1. You have one of the models listed above that failed, the failure resulted in uncontrolled ventricular tachycardia requiring documented medical care and you survived the incident. Your claim may include the cost of taking out the defective defibrillator, the cost of replacement, and the cost of implanting a replacement. If this is the case you should contact a Metronic heart defibrillator injury law firm as soon as possible.
2. A family member died as result of the failure of one of the devices listed above. The surviving family members have a wrongful death claim. To find out if you have a viable claim you should contact a Metronic heart defibrillator accident lawyer right away.
3. A person with one of the models listed above that has not failed, has a claim for the cost of taking out the defective defibrillator, the cost of replacement, and the cost of implanting the replacement(s). If you or a loved one falls within this category you should consult a Metronic heart defibrillator injury attorney to move forward with your claim.
Have you or someone you know suffered from a Metronic Heart Defibrillator Failure? You may have a legal claim based on the Metronic Heart Defibrillator Failure endured. Contact us today!