Nueces, TX (PressExposure) April 10, 2008 -- Medtronic Lead recall legal advisers at the Johnson Law firm announced today that they have recently started a complete Medtronic Lead Recall Information and Nationwide Lawsuit Filing Department service to assist Medtronic Leads replacement surgery victims. Nearly 268,000 Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads have been implanted worldwide in heart patients so far including 172,000 in the United States alone. Defibrillator and pacemaker replacement surgery is especially risky for patients who are defibrillator dependant and often have other health issues. These patients need proper medical guidance to make a decision about whether or not to have Medtronic lead replacement surgery. Complete information on the Medtronic Fidelis lead is available at our site and patients can freely submit inquiries about claims for compensation to Medtronic Lead Recall Lawyers at the firm itself.
An attorney representing patients in Medtronic lawsuits at Johnson Law Firm, says "cardiologists for our clients seem to be cautiously weighing the risk of death due to device malfunction against risks of replacing the device. Doctors are carefully considering the estimated lead malfunction rate, urgency of lead replacement, and the life threatening issues from the replacement."
The Medtronic leads have been recalled because fractures in the leads have caused the defibrillator to malfunction causing unnecessary shocks to the heart or to not function at all when needed leading to death. The FDA has advised patients who have removal or replacement of the lead to their defibrillator to contact their physicians and check their Patient ID cards to determine if they have a Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead that contains one of the following numbers: 6930, 6931, 6948, and 6949.