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Cardiac defibrillators are small heartbeat regulation devices implanted in people prone to heart problems. These implants have the ability to detect irregularities in heartbeats; its main goal is to ‘guide’ the heart into the proper rhythm. Your doctor may recommend an implanted defibrillator if you have been diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat.
Unfortunately, defects have been found in cardiac defibrillators of Guidant Corporation, one of the leading retailers in the United States. This prompted the massive 2004 recall of almost 90,000 Guidant defibrillators which turned out to short circuit once positioned, or suffered premature battery depletion.
Seven models of recalled defibrillators include the following:
Contak Renewal and Contak Renewal 2
Prizm 2 DR
Renewal 3 AVT and Renewal 4 AVT ICDs
Ventak Prizm AVT
When businesses and manufacturers place profits above patient safety, they must be accountable for their unscrupulous actions. It is natural to feel cheated and angry that your health was put at risk. You deserve the maximum compensation permitted for any injury, pain, or suffering you have incurred due to a faulty defibrillator. We can help you protect your rights.
If you or a loved one has experienced severe health complications or died due to a defective defibrillator device, you have the right to claim compensation from the manufacturer of the device. Contact Jami S. Oliver, a leading dangerous products attorney of Columbus, Ohio for more information. Oliver Law has successfully represented numerous victims of defective medical devices.
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