Defective St. Jude Eon Mini Neurostimulator Claims Lawyer
The Shelton Law Group (1-888-761-7204) is representing individuals who have had or have been told to have a defective St. Jude Eon Mini Models 3701, 3711, 3721 and 3788 implantable pulse generator (IPG) or neurostimulator removed. In addition to representing individuals who have had the Eon Mini Models 3701, 3711, 3721 and 3788 neurostimulator removed due to St. Jude Medical’s May 24, 2011 recall of the products, the Shelton Law Group is also representing individuals who have had to have a Eon Mini neurostimulator removed due to defective lead wires.
St. Jude Medical has issued a recall pertaining to its Eon Mini Models 3701, 3711, 3721 and 3788 neurostimulators. These products were recalled because as of July 2011, St. Jude had received 325 reports that the inner battery of these devices was experiencing cracking issues. When the inner battery of the device cracks, the device loses its ability to communicate or recharge, which then results in loss of pain relief and the need to remove the device. St. Jude has traced the defect to an inner battery weld issue.
According to a St. Jude Medical July 26, 2012 letter to doctors who have implanted their Eon Mini Models 3701, 3711, 3721 and 3788 neurostimulator, if the inner battery does crack, then some patients may feel an increase in temperature at the implant site when recharging the device’s battery. If this occurs, then St. Jude recommends that patients do one or more of the following:
- Stop charging until the discomfort subsides and then resume charging
- Reposition the charging antenna over the IPG implant site
- Consider recharging more frequently for less time
- Avoid tightly inserting the charging wand between the body and a surface that may trap heat, such as a bed or chair
- Do not charge the device while sleeping
- Do not consume alcohol immediately prior to or while charging the battery
The Shelton Law Group is also representing individuals who have had their St. Jude Eon Mini neurostimulator removed as a result of a defective lead wire. For example, the Shelton Law Group is representing an individual in Tennessee that had to have her St. Jude Eon Mini neurostimulator removed after significant heat, pain and swelling developed at the implant site. The client’s treating physician determined that the cause of the client’s symptoms may have been a defect in the wires delivering the pain management neurostimulation.
If you or a loved one has had a St. Jude Eon Mini neurostimulator implant and you had the device removed either as a result of the recall discussed above or as a result of any other defects in the product, including faulty lead wires, then you may be entitled to compensation. Such compensation could include not only the medical costs to remove the old and insert a new neurostimulator, but also for the pain and lost wages associated with the neurostimulator’s failure, removal and replacement.
The Shelton Law Group is committed to assisting individuals who have been injured by defective medical products in all fifty states, including Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. If you or someone you know has had a defective St. Jude Eon Mini neurostimulator removed or recommended to be removed, then please contact the Shelton Law Group for a free evaluation of your case. You may contact the Shelton Law Group by calling 1-888-761-7204 or (502) 409-6460, or by visiting our website at www.robsheltonlaw.com. We take your case personally.
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