individuals implanted with the recalled St. Jude lead have experienced unnecessary shocking, poking sensations caused by frayed wires, and mental anguish wondering if the lead will work or shock the person at the wrong time.
(PRWEB) March 31, 2014
According to a March 2, 2014 cleveland.com report, St. Jude has developed and implanted a wireless pacemaker. According to Dr. Daniel Cantillon, a Clinic cardiologist and co-investigator for the trial site, said the device may benefit patients for several reasons: "There's no leads and there's no incision, and that's where most of our complications occur from with pacemaker surgery."
The FDA recalled a line of wired leads called Riata Leads in December of 2011. Since then, McSweeney / Langein has advised individuals who received one of St. Jude's recalled Riata Leads. According to the FDA, medical advisers noted a higher-than-normal rate of insulation failure, called externalization. Affected model numbers include the Riata (8F) Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads (Models 1560, 1561, 1562, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1590, 1591, and 1592), and the Riata ST (7Fr) Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads (Models 7000, 7001, 7002, 7010, 7011, 7040, 7041, and 7042).
A Class I Recall is the most serious level of recall and is defined as: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
Complaints filed in Federal and State courts have alleged that individuals implanted with the recalled St. Jude lead have experienced unnecessary shocking, poking sensations caused by frayed wires, and mental anguish over concerns that the lead will not work or cause the defibrillator to deliver false shocks. Riata lead injury lawsuits involving St. Jude's Riata leads are currently being investigated by the law firm McSweeney / Langevin. There are numerous lawsuits involving St. Jude Riata leads filed in Minnesota (0:12-cv-01717-PJS-JSM) and California (8:13-cv-00383-JVS-AN).
About the personal injury law firm of McSweeney / Langevin
With the sole purpose of helping the injured, the personal injury law firm McSweeney / Langevin ensures Riata Lead victims and victims’ families are adequately compensated for wage loss, medical expenses and pain and suffering. While most firms have you speak with an “investigator” or “case manager,” McSweeney / Langevin connects people with one if its attorneys who will be able to answer legal questions concerning the St. Jude Riata Lead litigation and claim status. The firm McSweeney / Langevin handles personal injury cases related to dangerous/defective pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous/defective medical devices, and serious/catastrophic injury claims. For more information, visit http://www.westrikeback.com or call 1-800-888-4425.