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The Fix is In for St. Jude Defective Batteries, But Is it Enough?

The Fix is In for St. Jude Defective Batteries, But Is it Enough? November 9, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The announcement last month of a new software tool capable of alerting patients with defective St. Jude cardiac defibrillators when a battery is in danger of failing prematurely may be too little, too late for patients who have suffered adverse events when defective defibrillator batteries failed too soon. Many have filed St. Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits over the issue.
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Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker

Heart Patient Fears for Her Life Living with Recalled St. Jude Pacemaker November 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Chino, CA: When Marisa received an “Important Medical Device Advisory” letter from St. Jude Medical announcing that her implantable cardiac defibrillator may contain batteries that could run out sooner than expected, she was concerned, to say the least. Since she was 12 years old, Marisa, age 31, has depended upon a pacemaker to keep her alive.
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Criticism for Both St. Jude Medical and FDA over Defective St. Jude ICD Batteries

Criticism for Both St. Jude Medical and FDA over Defective St. Jude ICD Batteries October 20, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A troubling report that ran in The New York Times back in April shed a dark shadow on defective St. Jude cardiac defibrillators and the batteries that powered them. St Jude ICD and CRT-D device lawsuits have alleged further than the original manufacturer of the medical devices, St. Jude Medical, downplayed reports of device failure for years. And it’s not just St. Jude lawsuit plaintiffs making that allegation; so too, is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to The New York Times (04/13/17).
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Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall?

Were Defective St. Jude Cardiac Defibrillators Implanted Even After Recall? October 9, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: The complaint in the ASEA/AFSCME Local 52 Health Benefits Trust defective St Jude cardiac defibrillator lawsuit contains shocking new allegations. The fact-finding that follows may give patients the information they need to seek redress.
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St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money

St. Jude Battery Failure, Delayed Recall and it all comes down to Money September 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Santa Cruz, CA: The battery seems to have run out, so to speak, on St. Jude’s recall process. The company made a change to its battery design back in 2015 but didn’t acknowledge the reasoning behind the design—until the lithium battery defects were confirmed internally.
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Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit

Insurers Seek Compensation from St. Jude’s Medical in Class Action Lawsuit September 22, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA A Health Benefit Trust that covers Alaskan State Employees is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against St. Jude’s Medical and Abbott Laboratories seeking compensation for costs related to defective lithium battery powered implantable cardiac defibrillators.
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