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April 10, 2008 – The Ontario Superior Court certified a class action lawsuit against Guidant Corporation alleging that the company marketed defibrillators it knew to be defective.
Greg Monforton and Partners, in cooperation with two other leading law firms in Quebec and Ontario, filed a national class action lawsuit on behalf of all Canadians who have received potentially defective defibrillators and pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corp.
Our lawyers want to help you if you have been injured or lost one as a result of a defective Guidant heart device. Because the law limits the amount of time an injured person has to sue for injuries caused by defective medical devices, you should contact us immediately.
Guidant Class Action Lawsuit
August 22, 2005 – Greg Monforton and Partners, in association with Lerners LLP, has filed a class action lawsuit against Guidant Corporation in Toronto, Ontario.
Greg Monforton and Partners partnered with Toronto lawyer James Newland of Lerners LLP to commence the lawsuit on behalf of all Canadians who have received potentially defective defibrillators and pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corporation.
We encourage you to visit this site frequently for the latest updated on the Guidant class action lawsuit.
Guidant Announces Warning on Pacemaker Devices
July 18, 2005 – Guidant announced a defect in more than 28,000 pacemaker units may require patients to undergo an operation to remove the defective devices.
The company indicated that defective sealing components may allow excessive moisture to penetrate the devices. Doctors are being urged to consider replacing the devices in patients dependent on the pacemakers.
The affected models include:
- Pulsar Max
- Pulsar Max II
- Discovery II
- Virtus Plus II
- Intelis II
- Contak TR
Guidant Defibrillator Recall
June 17, 2005 – Guidant Corp. announced that nearly 50,000 heart defibrillators would be recalled as a result of design flaws that render the devices ineffective. The design defects could cause the device to malfunction, risking serious injury in those implanted with the defibrillators. The recall was extended one week later to include additional models.
The company revealed at the time that it was aware of at least 45 reports of failures, 2 of those leading to death. Guidant indicated it may need to replace as many as 28,900 defibrillators already implanted in patients. Another 21,000 can be reprogrammed to correct the flaw.
The affected devices are:
- Guidant Ventak Prizm 2 DR
- Guidant Contak Renewal
- Guidant Contak Renewal 2
- Guidant Contak Renewal 3
- Guidant Contak Renewal 4
- Guidant Ventak Prizm AVT
- Guidant Vitality AVT
- Guidant Renewal 3 AVT
- Guidant Renewal 4 AVT
- Guidant Renewal RF
Guidant Corp. is recommending that those patients relying on the above devices discuss corrective options with their physicians.
Guidant Lawyers Canada
Greg Monforton and Partners is handling legal claims against Guidant Corp. on behalf of Canadians injured by the recalled heart defibrillators and pacemakers.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective Guidant heart defibrillator or pacemaker, we encourage you to contact our personal injury lawyers today. We are representing clients throughout Canada.
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