Austin, TX (PressExposure) April 19, 2008 -- Lawyers at Johnson Law Firm, representing Medtronic Recall victims throughout the United States of America, announced today free Medtronic Lawsuit Claim Evaluation service for patients implanted with recalled Medtronic devices. Now heart patients with questions about their potential individual Medtronic lawsuits or Medtronic class action lawsuits can get an initial legal claim review by a lawyer without any charge or obligation.
"Adequate testing and checking of Medtronic lead by the manufacturer prior to introducing it in market would have revealed the risks with the device and saved many of these patients from additional surgerical expenses, and possibly death," says a lawyer of Johnson Law Firm.
A recalled Medtronic defibrillator lead is a potentially life threating device for heart patients. The recalled heart leads work in conjunction with a defibrillator and / or pacemaker. Heart lead wires are threaded through veins, connecting the defibrillator / pacemnaker to specific parts of the heart. The lead's failure can cause the defibrillator to either deliver an unnecessary electrical jolt or fail to give an electrical shock to a patient with an abnormal heart rhythm leading to death. Sprint Fidelis lead replacement surgery is required in many cases where the recalled leads have fractured or present this risk. According to FDA, patients who have had the Sprint Fidelis lead implanted should contact their physician, especially if they have experienced multiple shocks, lightheadedness, fainting, or palpitations.
The Johnson Law Firm Medtronic lawyers provide the latest information on the litigation involving defective medical devices for victims of these drugs. Both individual and class action defective Medtronic lead cases from across the country are being reviewed here.