Martinez, Rosenbaum & Faria LLP Supports NY Attorney General's Lawsuit Against Guidant for Flawed Heart Devices

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Bicoastal lawfirm supports NY Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer's, lawsuit against Guidant Corporation for their failure to disclose faults in their implantable heart defibrillators.

New York Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, filed suit against Guidant Corporation in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan. The suit claims Guidant failed to disclose faults that caused its implantable heart defibrillators to short out.

Martinez, Rosenbaum & Faria, LLP, a bilingual law firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has set up an information outlet on their website about the faulty defibrillators. The firm is a founding member of a nationwide group that is taking on Guidant and Medtronic to force the companies to cover replacement and surgical costs and damages for those people hurt or killed by the bad devices. The firm has pledged its support for the NY Attorney General’s pursuit of both Guidant and Medtronic.

In September 2005, Guidant Corporation announced the recall of more pacemaker models, including the Insignia and Nexus devices. This announcement continued a long line of recalls for the heart device manufacturer.

Medtronic, another manufacturer of heart devices, is also the subject of massive litigation because its devices have bad batteries and other flaws.

Both companies have refused to acknowledge liability.

“We are accepting clients who were victimized by both companies. People relied on these devices to keep them alive and prevent heart attacks. The devices are bad and the companies are clearly responsible.” said Cory Rosenbaum. “We’ll provide the New York Attorney General with all information at our disposal to assist in their lawsuit.”

Attorney Rosenbaum advises, “If you are unsure of the type of device you or your loved one are using, phone your physician immediately. Then, contact us to discuss your legal claims.”

Supreme Court of New York for NY County

People of State of NY vs Guidant Corporation

Index No. 403656/05


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