CASE ALERT: EMBLEM S-ICD Model A209 and Model A219 Lawsuits
Our team of attorneys is currently investigating claims that the EMBLEM S-ICD (Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Model A209 and Model A219 have a manufacturing process which may allow moisture to get inside the defibrillator and cause a short-circuit, which may cause serious injuries or death.
EMBLEM S-ICDs are manufactured by Boston Scientific. Surgeons implanted the EMBLEM S-ICD Model A209 and Model A219 in US patients from June 1, 2015 to September 30, 2019. The EMBLEM S-ICD was designed to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythm (arrythmia). Abnormal heart rhythm can cause the heart to stop beating (cardiac arrest), which can cause brain damage or death. A properly functioning EMBLEM S-ICD regulates abnormal heart rhythms by sending out electric shocks.
On June 29, 2017, the FDA issued a Class II recall of the EMBLEM S-ICD Model A209, warning that the device can deliver an atypical amount of energy due to memory corruption inside the device. On December 2, 2020, Boston Scientific sent out an Important Medical Device Advisory letter, warning that EMBLEM S-ICDs Model A209 and Model A219 have an elevated likelihood of battery depletion. On February 19, 2021, the FDA issued a Class I recall of the EMBLEM S-ICD Model A209 and Model A219, warning that they can short circuit due to a manufacturing defect. The recall reports that Boston Scientific already received 6 complaints about this issue. And the recall warns that EMBLEM S-ICD short circuits could be dangerous because once an EMBLEM S-ICD short circuits it may delay or prevent treating abnormal heart rhythm.
The recall recommends that patients with an EMBLEM S-ICD Model A209 or Model A219 implant should:
If you or a loved one were implanted with an EMBLEM S-ICD, then you may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit against EMBLEM S-ICD’s manufacturers and sellers. If you hire ASK LLP, we may seek the following damages for you:
CALL TODAY! If you have been implanted with an EMBLEM S-ICD, you might be entitled to compensation. Call ASK LLP at (877) RING ASK (877-746-4275) for a free case evaluation.
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