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In 2011, St. Jude Medical issued a recall on the Eon Implantable Pulse Generator and the Mini version of the same. If you’ve experienced side effects associated with either of these defective devices, you no doubt have questions.
The defective medical device lawyers of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group Law Group are currently looking into the possibility of pursuing legal action on behalf of those individuals who have been injured by the since-recalled Eon Mini and Eon Implantable Pulse Generator from St. Jude Medical. If you’ve suffered injuries after being implanted with one of these devices, our attorneys would like to hear from you.
Persons who suffer from neurological disorders often experience intense pain, and for a long time the only recourse was to provide medication to help a patient get through the day. St. Jude developed the IPG as a means to treat the pain a different way: the implant transmits an electrical pulse that triggers endorphins which reduce the pain.
Unfortunately, the battery that was supposed to have a lengthy lifespan can develop internal cracks, a condition which can cause early failure or excessive heat at the implant site. At the time of a recall in May 2011, St. Jude attributed the cracking to moisture seeping inside the battery unit. In July of 2012, however, the company changed its tune, blaming the failure on a problem with third party tools used during the battery’s production.
The impact this has had on patients cannot be underestimated. When the recall was issued, 214 of the 34,617 people who had been implanted with the Eon or Eon Mini had filed a complaint with the device, and that number has risen even higher in the time since.
Persons implanted with this defective device can experience a buildup of heat. When failure occurs, it’s likely that a surgery will be required to remove the implant. But this also poses complications. The following is a list of some of the side effects of an Eon IPG failure and subsequent explant procedure:
If you were the recipient of an Eon device, it’s important that you understand the situation and know the steps to take should you ever experience the side effects described above. Our medical malpractice lawyers are willing to offer a free consultation to persons adversely affected by these devices, and if you fit that bill, give us a call. The Nagelberg Bernard Law Group Law Group is currently determining the legal remedies available for such parties. It’s possible that you could be entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses and the pain and suffering you’ve endured.
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