Were you affected by one of the roughly 21,000 Medtronic pacemakers that were recalled in May 2009? If so, you need to know your legal rights. In other words, you may be able to take action against Medtronic to be compensated for this serious problem. As you know, your pacemaker is very important to your overall level of health. Living with one that is defective can lead to serious problems and even death.
This is not the first time that Medtronic has been at the center of a large recall. In 2005, a voluntary recall was issued. This recall was even more serious than the current one as it was thought to have impacted 87,000 patients. As you can see, Medtronic has a history of problematic pacemakers.
A Class 1 recall, such as the one issued earlier this year, is nothing to take lightly. This is the most serious type of recall because it suggests that continued use could result in serious injury or death.
Were you implanted with a Medtronic pacemaker that has since been recalled? If you don’t know, it is very important to speak with your doctor and/or cardiologist at once. Those who find that they were implanted will need to take the proper steps, with the help of their medical team, to rectify the problem.
In the meantime, you have every right to consider a lawsuit against Medtronic for the dangerous situation that you have been put in.
If you have been implanted with a Medtronic pacemaker that has been recalled do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. for a free consultation.