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Know Your Rights On Defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads

A defibrillator is a device which has been invented to deliver a therapeutic dose of electrical energy for life-threatening attacks related to heart malfunctions such as cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. This very small device is implanted into the chest of the person who shows risk for possible cardiac arrests. The defibrillator senses irregularity of heartbeats. Whenever it senses improper beating of the heart, it delivers an electrical shock through the patient's veins to the heart which restores normal heartbeat rhythms.

Medtronic is one of the world's most known manufacturer of heart devices. Medtronic's Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads which have been implanted in more or less 268,000 patients all over the world is considered to be one of the most advanced defibrillator lead. It's very thin design allows easy insertion during surgery. However, this tiny machine is very sensitive and fragile and can actually result to fatal injuries. Studies show that a fracture in the defibrillator lead may cause the machine to deliver unnecessary current to the heart or possibly, the lead might not work at all when needed in which both cases may result to the patient's death.

Records show that five patients have already died due to defective defibrillator leads of Medtronic Inc. For this reason, a Medtronic Defibrillator Recall has been issued suspending worldwide distribution of the Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads. In addition, Medtronic asks all doctors to discontinue implanting the leads to patients.

Although Medtronic Inc. has advised pacemaker patients to consult with their physicians as early as possible for further information about this issue, Medtronics will not pay for surgeries in connection with the replacement of these dangerous leads to patients. So if you or one of your loved ones have been injured by the Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead, remember that you have rights and are entitled to compensation. Consult experienced defective medical device attorneys as soon as possible and claim your valuable rights.

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