(PressMediaWire) Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas November 12, 2007 – The Medtronic Lead Recall Information Center and Nationwide Claims Filing Department has been opened at The Johnson Law Firm in order to provide patients with complete information on the Medtronic Lead Recall. Patients can access the latest information on the Medtronic Lead Recall from the FDA and submit inquiries about claims for compensation to Medtronic Lead Recall Lawyers at the firm.
The Medtronic leads have been recalled because fractures in the leads have been detected which may cause inappropriate shocks or result in a loss of therapy, which can lead to death. The defibrillator leads are electrical wires that connect the hearts of patients to the defibrillators implanted in their chests. The Medtronic defibrillator lead recall may affect patients with defibrillators implanted since September 2004. Those patients should check their Patient ID cards to determine if they have a Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead that contains one of the following 4 sets of numbers: 6930, 6931, 6948, 6949. These numbers may be shown at the beginning of a longer set of numbers on the ID card.
The FDA has advised patients who are implanted with this recalled Medtronic defibrillator lead or do not know the model of their lead, to contact their physicians for further information.
Patients who have had the Sprint Fidelis lead implanted should contact their physician, especially if they have experienced multiple shocks, lightheadedness, fainting, or palpitations.
The Johnson Law Firm has established a Nationwide Claims Filing Department and Information Center. Patients can access the latest FDA Recall information, Medtronic Lead Recall Frequently Asked Questions, and find out about the legal claims that affected patients may have against Medtronic at http://www.lawyersforclients.com/medtronic-defibrillator-leads or by calling toll free 1-866-374-0338. The Johnson Law Firm is a national law firm at the forefront of defective medical device litigation. It has opened a new division within the firm dedicated to filing claims on behalf of patients who have received the recalled Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads.
"Adequate monitoring and testing of this device by the manufacturer would have revealed the defects with the device and saved many of these patients from additional surgeries, and possibly death," according to Johnson Law Firm attorney Steven Johnson. "We have clients from across the United States who suffered complications after being implanted with this defective device. We are proud to represent these clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of these defective defibrillator leads. We intend to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our clients in these cases and we will hold this manufacturer accountable."
The Johnson Law Firm has represented thousands of people and their families in cases where defective medical devices or defective pharmaceutical drugs have caused serious injuries or death. The firm has clients from every state.