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Please note: the information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. As of 2011, Simmons Hanly Conroy is no longer accepting cases involving recalled heart devices.

Implanting a heart device in patients to keep the heart beating at a normal pace is a common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Thousands of people around the world have implanted heart devices such as defibrillators. In most cases, these devices have saved many lives. However, there have been incidences when many of the implanted devices have turned out to cause more harm than good.

Along with the FDA , the two largest manufacturers of heart devices, Guidant Corporation and Medtronic Incorporated, have issued recalls and notices to warn users of unsafe products. These unsafe products include Medtronic implanted heart devices and Guidant implanted heart devices.

Health Complications and Recalled Heart Device Lawsuits

Do you have a recalled heart device?

To find out if your device is a Medtronic or Guidant implanted device, take one of the following steps:

  1. Contact your physician.
  2. Contact technical support for the device manufacturer: Guidant 1-866-484-3268 or Medtronic 1-800-551-5544.
  3. Visit Guidant’s website.

Please discuss all questions or concerns regarding the functionality of your medical device with your doctor. Your medical history and your dependency on your device will be taken into account to determine and discuss with you what the best course of action is.

Since 2011, Simmons Hanly Conroy no longer accepts recalled heart device cases. Learn more about past litigation areas of the pharmaceutical lawyers at our firm or explore more information on our current areas of litigation. Please contact us with any questions.

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