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Medtronic Defibrillators and Pacemaker
Over the past several years, Medtronic Inc. has recalled a number of their implantable cardiac devices, due to power regulation problems stemming from battery malfunctions. The different devices and models include:
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators recalled on February 3, 2005:
- Medtronic Marquis VR model 7230, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic Marquis DR model 7247, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic Maximo VR model 7232, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic Maximo DR model 7278, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators recalled on February 3, 2005
- Medtronic InSync Marquis model 7277, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic InSync II Marquis model 7289, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic InSync III Marquis model 7279, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
- Medtronic InSync III Protect model 7285, batteries manufactured before December 2003.
Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators recalled on April 16, 2004:
- Medtronic Micro Jewell II model 7223Cx.
- Medtronic GEM DR model 7271.
Four deaths and one serious injury have been linked to malfunctions in the MicroJewel II devices.
Recalled Medtronic Sigma pacemakers made between November 2001 and August 2004
- Sigma 100S (Models SS103, SS106)
- Sigma 200D (Model SD203)
- Sigma 200DR (Model SDR203)
- Sigma 200S (Model SS203)
- Sigma 200SR (Model SSR203)
- Simga 300D (Model SD303)
- Sigma 300DR (Models SDR303, SDR 306)
- Sigma 300S (Model SS303)
- Sigma 300SR (Models SSR303, SSR306)
Automated external defibrillators recalled on February 23, 2005:
- Lifepack 500 AEDs (all models)
There have been 54 alleged incidents of these devices failing to provide resuscitation in life and death situations.
St Jude Defibrillators and Pacemakers
St. Jude Medical Inc recalled a number of their implantable cardiac defibrillators in June 2005, due to a software defect that can cause malfunctions in the device. The recalled models include:
- St Jude Epic DR/HF models V-233, V-337 and V-338.
- St Jude Epic Plus DR/VR/HF models V-236, V-239, V-196, V-239T, V-196T and V-350.
- St Jude Atlas DR model V242.
- St Jude Atlas Plus DR/VR/HF models V-243, V-193C, V-340, V-341 and V-343.
In October of 2005, St. Jude announced another recall of its older ICDs. These models could be affected by ionizing cosmic radiation, or cosmic rays. When exposed to cosmic rays, these devices could alter the pacing of the patient’s heart, potentially causing serious health problems. Recalled devices include:
- Photon DR - Model V-230, manufactured 2002 or earlier
- Photon Micro VR/DR - Models V-194 and V-232, manufactured 2002 or earlier
If your health has been jeopardized by any one of these defective medical devices, or if you have lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury caused by a malfunctioning device, you could be entitled to monetary compensation for your traumatic experience. Make sure to talk to a defective medical devices attorney today so that your rights can be protected when your safety has not.