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Medtronic Defibrillator
A cardiac defibrillator manufactured by Medtronic.
(source: Medtronic)
Are you a heart patient who recieved a defibrillator lead manufactured by Medtronic, under the brand name Sprint Fidelis?

If so, you may need to learn about your legal rights.

On October 15, 2007, due to reports of adverse events and at least five patient deaths with defibrillator leads sold under the brand name Sprint Fidelis, Medtronic issued a recall of their product.

Patients that have had to undergo surgery to replace a faulty lead or have been advised by a physician their lead may be defective should call counsel at 1-502-657-7100 or contact us with the form below.
Moore Law Group Filed First Suit Against Medtronic for Kentucky Resident
Moore Law Group filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a Kentucky resident against Medtronic, Inc. for faulty defibrillator lead wire that caused devastating electrical shocks. The lawsuit, filed in Minnesota state court where Medtronic is based, seeks damages for the physical pain and medical expenses Ms. Orange has incurred, as well as compensation for Ms. Orange's future medical care and expenses due to the defective Medtronic device.

If you are a Kentucky resident and are affected by this defective product, the attorneys at Moore Law Group are here to talk to you today.

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Kentucky Resident Files Lawsuit Against Medtronic For Faulty Defibrillator Lead Wire That Caused Devastating Electrical Shocks

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. November 28, 2007 -- Kim Orange of Bowling Green, Kentucky, today filed a personal injury lawsuit against Medtronic Inc., for suffering devastating electrical shocks due to a defective lead wire system for her defibrillator. The lawsuit, filed in Minnesota state court where Medtronic is based, seeks damages for the physical pain and medical expenses Ms. Orange has incurred, as well as compensation for Ms. Orange future medical care and expenses due to the defective Medtronic device.

On August 12, 2007, the Sprint Fidelis lead, the wiring that connected her defibrillator to her heart, failed, causing three devastating electrical shocks. Ms. Orange was transported by ambulance from Bowling Green to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, suffering two additional shocks the same day. The failure of the Sprint Fidelis lead forced Ms. Orange to undergo complicated surgery on August 15, 2007, to remove the faulty device and implant a new lead system. The early explant and implant of a new lead system, as well as a new defibrillator, scarred her already fragile heart.

"I felt like I was being repeatedly shot or kicked in the chest by a horse," Ms. Orange stated. "The pain was intense and has the power to knock you down or out of a chair."

Ms. Orange's life has been substantially affected by the incident. Ms. Orange's physician instructed her to take off work. "You fear that you have a ticking time bomb inside your body that could unexpectedly explode or be triggered by a quick movement or vibration," Ms. Orange explained. "Exertion such as bending over to make a bed, mowing the lawn and other everyday tasks have become frightening experiences."

Medtronic has not disclosed the precise mechanism of the Sprint Fidelis lead fracture failures. The complaint charges that a design defect was responsible for the failure of Ms. Orange's lead. It appears the defect is attributable to the small diameter of the coil and conductors used in the leads. Because of this, the leads are subject to stress damage both during and after the implant. Fracture eventually occurs when the conductors are critically overstressed.

"The defect is potentially fatal. Yet, Medtronic has not agreed to compensate patients for their extreme injuries and having to undergo invasive surgeries to replace the fractured leads," noted Mark P. Chalos of the Nashville office of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, which is also representing Ms. Orange. "Only by filing a lawsuit or otherwise making a claim against Medtronic can injured patients obtain justice and compensation for their injuries."

Information for Heart Patients

On October 15, 2007, due to reports of adverse events and at least five patient deaths with defibrillator leads sold under the brand name Sprint Fidelis, Medtronic issued a recall of the product.

Leads are the thin insulated wires connected to a defibrillator that carry electric impulses to the heart. Your wallet card will specify the manufacturer of your defibrillator leads.

TRADEMARK NOTICE: "Medtronic" is a trademark of Medtronic, Inc. Moore Law Group is in no way affiliated with Medtronic, Inc. The use of this mark is solely for informational and product identification purposes.