December 31, 2013
Reports indicate that each year, roughly 300,000 United States citizens experience an episode of cardiac arrest. Luckily, advancements in technology have led to the creation of a device, known as a defibrillator, that can send an electrical shock to the heart that can restart the organ. However, the St. Louis Defective Medical Device Lawyers with Cofman Townsley explain the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued safety warnings regarding a certain type of the device.
A story from Medical Daily states earlier this month, Phillips Healthcare announced the implementation of a voluntary recall on the company’s HeartStart Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Reports indicate the company partnered with the FDA after receiving claims an electrical malfunction in the device caused it to be unable to produce the shock needed to bring a patient back in the event of an emergency.
Those in possession of the affected devices have been instructed to contact the manufacturer in order to have the device inspected, then repaired or replaced by a professional.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers are aware of the dangers attempting to use a defective medical device can pose and the firm urges anyone who has been harmed by such a device to discuss their legal rights with a qualified attorney immediately.