Medtronic Sprint Fidelis® Defibrillator Lead Recall Lawyers based in Everett, Olympia, and Seattle Washington
October 15, 2007 – Medtronic announces a voluntary suspension of distribution of its Sprint Fidelis® defibrillator leads. Medtronic received reports of fractures in the leads, leading to serious complications including audible alerts, inappropriate shocks, and loss of output. At least 5 known deaths have been reported due to the defective defibrillator leads.
Medtronic first notified physicians in March 2007 about the fracture rate, as well as instructions for proper implantation. Since then, data on the adverse effects of the defibrillator leads has accumulated, leading to the recent recall.
The following model numbers of the Sprint Fidelis® family of defibrillator leads have been recalled:
- Sprint Fidelis® 6930
- Sprint Fidelis® 6931
- Sprint Fidelis® 6948
- Sprint Fidelis® 6949
The Sprint Fidelis® leads may have also been used to connect defibrillators by other manufacturing companies, including Guidant, Boston Scientific and St. Jude. If you or a loved one currently have any of the recalled models implanted, please contact your health care provider immediately to discuss options and the next steps.
If you have been injured by these defective medical devices, you should contact one of our experienced attorneys today to discuss your legal options.
The Sprint Fidelis® has already been implanted in approximately 268,000 patients around the world. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that patients who have had the Sprint Fidelis® lead implanted should contact their physician immediately, especially if they have experienced multiple shocks, lightheadedness, fainting, or palpitations.
Please seek the advice of your physician as soon as possible or immediately if you have experienced any of the side effects associated with the recalled leads. As a patient and as a consumer, you have strict legal rights, which should be rigorously defended. We will help you to hold your wrongdoer accountable for any injuries they may have caused you.
IF YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED DUE TO MEDTRONIC DEFIBRILLATOR LEADS – CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!