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Medtronics settles claims for device linked to 13 deaths

Posted by John Hadden | Oct 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bloomberg reports that Medtronic has agreed to pay $268 million to settle claims resulting from allegedly defective heart defibrulator components.  The company, which is the world's largest manufacturer of such devices, stopped sales of certain wire leads that were used in its Sprint Fidelis devices in 2007 after reports surfaced of possible defects in construction.  In 2009, the company acknowledged that the wires "may have been a possible or likely contributing factor" in 13 deaths.

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John D. Hadden is the owner and founder of the Hadden Law Firm. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, he is author of three respected treatises on Georgia litigation practice: Greens Georgia Law of Evidence, Georgia Law of Torts - Trial Preparation and Practice, and Georgia Magistrate Court...

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