Update: We are no longer accepting new St. Jude defibrillator cases.

The FDA has issued a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall, on these devices because of the danger of serious injury or death. Rapid battery failure due to deposits of lithium forming within the battery and triggering a short circuit can cause these pacemaker devices to run out of energy before the patient is aware of the problem or has a chance to have it replaced.

The recall covers Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-D) manufactured and marketed by St. Jude Medical. If you or a loved one has suffered injury from these devices, call a Kentucky St. Jude defibrillator lawyer for assistance.

The Devices Covered by the FDA Recall

Almost 400,000 of these cardiac devices were manufactured by St. Jude Medical from January 2010 to May 2015 and feature a faulty design that can short circuit and cause total battery failure in as short a period as 24 hours.

  • Fortify® VR
  • Fortify® ST VR
  • Fortify Assura™ VR
  • Fortify Assura™ ST VR
  • Fortify® DR
  • Fortify® ST DR
  • Fortify Assura™ DR
  • Fortify Assura™ ST DR
  • Unify®
  • Unify Quadra™
  • Unify Assura™
  • Quadra Assura™
  • Quadra Assura MP™

What are the Possible Symptoms of Premature Battery Depletion?

The St. Jude defibrillators were designed to last approximately 7 years following implantation before needing replacement, but this issue is causing that time period to be reduced unexpectedly if the battery problem surfaces, sometimes with devastating effect.

  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Death

Retain a Kentucky St. Jude Defibrillator Attorney

Becker Law Office can assist in determining if you have one of the St. Jude Medical ICD or CRT-D devices covered by the recall and what your legal options are. We can also help you learn if you are owed compensation due to one of the devices and the complications caused by the need to deal with the situation. We urge you to contact us now and let us do a FREE case review. Because this is a time-sensitive matter, it’s important you fill out the form now so that we can assess your case and contact you if we determine you qualify.

When you choose a Kentucky St. Jude defibrillator lawyer at Becker Law Office, you need to be represented by someone you can trust and who will treat your case with the importance that it deserves. At Becker Law Office, we are driven by a single goal: to protect the rights of our clients.

This means getting clients the money and benefits that they deserve. We ensure that our clients are protected at every step of the claims process. We know that coping with an injury or disability is hard enough without added legal stress. Let us take the burden off your shoulders and navigate the legal system on your behalf.

We HAVE BEEN DRIVEN by a single goal for over 30 years: to protect the rights of our clients.

Disclaimer: The St. Jude defibrillator is not related in any way to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN

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