Medtronic Concerto Medtronic Defibrillators

Every product that hits the market has its own list of advantages and disadvantages. This is especially true when it comes to equipment that is considered to be a medical breakthrough because of its capabilities to help people with difficult conditions, like pacemakers and defibrillators. There are more than five million people estimated to have congestive heart failure in the United States, and many of them have had, or at least considered, such an implant.

The Medtronic Concerto defibrillator is one of these devices. It is the first system ever intended to cure congestive heart failure in patients. The instrument aids in improving a heartbeat's timing among patients with such heart ailments. The Medtronic Concerto is specifically patterned to ensure that the heart pumps out blood to the other organs in the body. There are an estimated 11,000 people with congestive heart failure who have been implanted with the Medtronic Concerto.

However, there are now doubts being raised about the effectiveness of the device. People are growing increasingly concerned over the problems that may be experienced by patients implanted with the Medtronic Concerto. Statements are emerging claiming that the manufacturer of the heart device was not able to have it tested adequately. The Wall Street Journal printed an article stating that the FDA and certain members of the US Senate have been alerted on the problems regarding the device's safety and its possibility to fail as a measure to cure a patient with congestive heart failure. The article said there were letters sent indicating Medtronic's refusal to address the problems regarding the long distance telemetry that is utilized to keep track of the device and the patient who has been implanted with it.

A former Medtronic engineer who worked on the Concerto claimed that the device has certain instabilities that were not corrected by the manufacturer prior to its sale. He said that these problems could result in the device's circuits not working properly, which could lead to the depletion of the battery in a short amount of time, or the burning up of the other circuits in the device.

If you or a loved one who has a Medtronic Concerto implant, it is best to consult with your doctor to determine if you are at risk for device failure. This is to make sure that the device implanted into you or your loved one was not among those that was recalled by the device's manufacturers. Medtronic, as well as other heart device manufacturers, came out with a number of recalls of these defective heart devices when problems were discovered after the devices were already implanted or were out in the market. There are now many pending Medtronic Concerto defibrillator claims all over the US filed by former patients who were either seriously injured or lost a loved one because of the device's battery defects.

A lawyer could help you determine if you have the grounds to file for a personal injury or wrongful death claim against Medtronic after you or your loved one experienced serious injuries, or even died after having been implanted with the device. There are now many lawyers who are even willing to help you out with such defective product cases, free of charge. These compassionate lawyers will help in the process of filing a lawsuit against Medtronic and will stay by your side until you receive the compensation that you deserve to cover medical costs, other expenses, or losses that were results of the device implantation.

An experienced lawyer on defective product cases will also tell you if you are still within your state's statute of limitations when it comes to filing personal injury or wrongful death claims. Every state has different time restrictions when it comes to these lawsuits, although most have a statute limitation of two years after sustaining an injury or after the death caused by the defective product.