Please note: The Schmidt Firm, PLLC, is no longer accepting defibrillator injury claims. If you feel that you may have a potential case, we urge you to locate another law firm adequately suited to handle your claim.
The Riata defibrillator leads, manufactured by St. Jude Medical, have recently been linked to heart perforation in patients. The lead wire is attached to the heart wall and delivers an electrical impulse via the ICD. Reports of potential defects and malfunctions began November 2007.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting claims in all 50 states for those who received a recalled/defective St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead. If you or somebody you know has the Riata lead wire and suffered from serious side effects, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at 866-920-0753.
What is the problem with the St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead?
The St. Jude Riata Leads are specific models of cardiac electrodes (thin wires) that connect an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) directly to the heart. ICDs are devices that protect patients when life-threatening heart rhythms occur. Reports emerged recently that St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead wires had perforated the hearts of some patients. The medicine journal “Heart Rhythm”, reported a perforation rate of 3.8% at Massachusetts General Hospital. New York Hospital Queens reported 5 out of 59 Riata leads had perforated the patient’s heart. One reported instance stated the wire had perforated the heart and almost the patient’s skin. Some hospitals have stopped using the Riata lead all together.
Side Effects of the St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead
There are a variety of side effects associated with the St. Jude Defibrillator Lead. Our firm is pursing the following types of serious, life-threatening side effects:
- Unnecessary shocks
- Thumping in Chest
- Burning Sensation
Do I Have a St Jude Recall Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting St Jude Riata induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the St Jude Riata defibrilator lead, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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