Faulty Defibrillator Claims | Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

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Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell

In recent years Irwin Mitchell has investigated a number of claims on behalf of patients whose defibrillators have failed, causing them to receive a series of shocks.

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator, which is implanted in patients who suffer serious heart problems and are at risk of sudden death. The device is programmed to detect when the heart is not working properly and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity.

If a defibrillator lead fractures, it may send false signals that cause inappropriate shocks to the heart. A fractured lead can also cause loss of pacing therapy and loss pacing output, which can be life threatening.

If you, or a member of your family, have been affected by a faulty defibrillator, our expert defective products team could help you to claim compensation.

We’re well known for our understanding of compensation claims for people injured by defective or faulty products and we will fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your claim. We know what positive action to take to help you and our expert team can offer the dedication and sensitivity you need. Above all, we will put you first.

Our Experience In Faulty Defibrillator Claims

If you were fitted with a faulty defibrillator and have suffered as a result, you will want to know that your legal advisors have the experience needed to help you with your claim.

We have acted on behalf of many patients who have suffered as a result of faulty defibrillators. Patients often had to endure electric shocks and increased palpitations, which in some cases led to a loss of consciousness and in rare instances, fatalities.

We are investigating a number of faulty defibrillator claims and have confirmed the following ICD’s have been affected:

  • Sprint Fidelis (Medtronic)
  • Riata and Riata ST (St Jude Medical)
  • Bipolar QuickSite and QuickFlex (St Jude Medical)

Over the years we have helped many people to claim compensation for suffering caused by faulty medical products and drugs, including:

  • Silicone breast implants
  • Contraceptive implants
  • Corneal implants
  • Catheters

In 2011, Chambers & Partners ranked us in the top band of law firms in the UK for claims relating to defective products. Clients reported that our lawyers "respond quickly to clients' needs and have a no-nonsense approach - they know what they are talking about and get on with it".

This experience means we know what needs to be done to bring the manufacturer to task and help you to achieve the best possible compensation settlement.

How We Handle Faulty Defibrillator Claims

"It was incredible, impressive and comforting how each member of the team was there to support us at different times." Mr R, Northumberland
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When you choose us for your claim, we will assign one of the specialist solicitors already working on faulty defibrillator claims. Your solicitor will keep in touch throughout your claim and will keep you up-to-date in language that is clear and easy to understand.

If needed, we will help you access early compensation payments (interim payments) to help you fund private medical treatment and rehabilitation. We can also offer advice on state benefits, accessing local authority and NHS services and providing for any care needs you may have.

For more information on how we could help you, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us and we will get back to you.


Legal 500

"National giant Irwin Mitchell is 'top of the field' for pharma and medical devices claims.”

Legal 500 2013

Chambers 2016 

"We regard them as highly reputable and they do everything by the book. When you see them on a case you know it's going to be appropriately handled."

Chambers & Partners 2016

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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

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All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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