If you or a loved one has been injured or has died as a result of a defective Guidant defibrillator, contact Ken Sigelman today!


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Kenneth M. Sigelman, J.D., M.D. - Product Liability Attorney, San Diego, California

Product Liability

Any good product liability lawyer in California is aware of the laws holding manufacturers and storeowners responsible for their end consumers. They must ensure that the products they sell are neither defective nor inherently dangerous. If a dangerous or defective product injures an unwary consumer, the manufacturer (and sometimes the designer, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer) is considered legally liable, as long as the consumer was using the product as intended when he or she was injured. Product liability cases can stem from a myriad of products. It is for this reason that you should be careful when selecting a product liability attorney in California. Whether the product is a hairdryer or an automobile tire, manufacturers must make sure that products are designed and made safely, that quality control systems prevent defective products from entering the market, and that adequate directions and warning labels are available to protect consumers. The personal injury lawyer you choose should be able to quickly and competently gather all relevant information regarding your defective product to effectively present your product liability case. Kenneth Sigelman is an expert product liability lawyer in San Diego, California that has the resources, intelligence and experience to help you recover compensation in your product liability case. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product and you need an expert product liability lawyer in San Diego, California, contact Kenneth Sigelman today.

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Recalled Guidant Defibrillators

Guidant Corp. has alerted the FDA that certain implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators manufactured by the company are being recalled due to potentially severe, life-threatening malfunctions. According to the FDA theses devices can develop an internal short circuit without warning, resulting in a failure to deliver a shock when needed. Other models are also being recalled due to a memory error, which may affect the performance of the device.

Heart disease patients with life-threatening heart arrhythmia rely upon proper functioning of their implanted defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators to deliver a needed shock to the heart in order to maintain proper heart rhythm. Failure of these devices to provide the necessary shock can result in death.

According to Guidant Corp. there are approximately 50,000 of these devices in use worldwide, about 38,000 of these are in the United States. Forty-five instances of device failure have been recorded and two deaths resulting from Guidant’s defibrillator malfunction have been reported to date.

Recalled Devices

  • Prizm 2 DR, Model 1861. Manufactured on or before April 16, 2002.
  • Contak Renewal, Model H135. Manufactured on or before August 26, 2004
  • Contak Renewal 2, Model H155. Manufactured on or before August 26, 2004

Prizm AVT

Vitality AVT

  • Renewal 3 AVT
  • Renewal 4 AVT

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a malfunctioning Guidant defibrillator that may have resulted in death or injury, contact attorney Ken Sigelman to review your case. As both a respected product liability lawyer & medical doctor, Ken Sigelman is your best choice for representation.

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Ken Sigelman is a consumer attorney & physician in San Diego, California dedicated to helping those injured or killed by a defective, recalled medical device. A premier wrongful death and product liability lawyer, Sigelman can help you receive compensation if a defective Guidant defibrillator has injured you or a loved one.

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