Guidant Implanted Defibrillators Lawsuit FAQFREE Case Review
What is a defribrillator?
A defibrillator is a device used to produce an electrical current that shocks the heart into a correct rhythm. It is a small computer attached to a battery which is no larger than a pack of cigarettes and is implanted into the upper chest just under the collarbone.
Why is Guidant recalling so many of their products?
Guidant is recalling several different models of ICDs because of faulty construction or programming. Because tens of thousands of people around the world rely on these devices to keep them alive, any form of malfunction is life-threatening. Guidant knew of some of these flaws, but still allowed patients to use their products.
What should people do if they are worried about their own Guidant defribrillator?
Victims should follow all the directions of their physicians immediately. They should also contact an experienced lawyer at Sheller Ludwig & Badey to pursue legal action against the party responsible for the defection.
Are there time constraints for filing a defective product lawsuit?
Absolutely, individual states have laws called statues of limitations, which vary from state to state and limit how much time victims can initiate legal action. In defective product litigation, this window of opportunity usually lasts only a few years.
If I win my lawsuit, what does the potential compensation award cover?
The compensation you could potentially receive can cover the mounting medical bills resulting from tests and treatment for replacing the defibrillator, the pain and emotional anguish experienced by you and your family, and financial security for your family if the defection ultimately takes your life.
How can I afford to pay a lawyer?
The attorneys at Sheller Ludwig & Badey work on a contingency basis when it comes to defective product litigation, which means they don’t get paid unless you do. This ensures they will devote all their energy to winning your case and fighting for the financial compensation that you deserve.