Certain St. Jude Medical Defibrillators
May Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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More Battery Problems for St. Jude Medical Cardiac Devices

On January 9, 2017, the FDA announced that patients implanted with St. Jude Medical’s radio frequency-enabled implantable cardiac devices and corresponding [email protected] Transmitters may be vulnerable to cybersecurity issues—potentially leading to rapid depletion of the battery powering the device. This isn’t the first problem the medical company has encountered with its implantable defibrillators, however. In October 2016, St. Jude recalled certain defibrillator devices that are prone to premature battery failure due to chemical build-up, which could leave patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

If you or a loved one received a St. Jude Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator or a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator implant and experienced complications, please contact us.

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