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St. Jude Eon Recall Lawsuit | Eon Mini IPG Recall Lawsuit | Lawyer, Attorney
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Are you a victim of the St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG recall? Hundreds of people who received these battery-powered neurostimulation devices have had to have them removed because of battery issues that, in some instances, can lead to first and second degree burns. Removal of defective St. Jude Eon Implantable Pulse Generators can put a patient at risk for other serious health problems, including infection, pain and scarring.
At Alonso Krangle LLP, our St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG Recall lawsuit lawyers have extensive experience fighting for the rights of people who have been harmed by defective medical devices. We are currently offering free St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG Recall lawsuit evaluations to anyone seriously injured by one of these St. Jude Eon Implantable Pulse Generators. To learn more about compensation that might be available to victims of the St. Jude Medical Eon recall, or to file a St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG Recall lawsuit please contact the medical device injury lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today to learn more about the legal options available to you.
St. Jude Medical Eon Recalls
The St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini are implantable pulse generator (IPG) devices that provide people suffering from neurological pain with an alternative to medication. Both St. Jude Eon Implantable Pulse Generators are implanted in the spinal area, where they transmit an electrical signal to the brain that causes the release of pain-killing endorphins. Both devices use a battery that must be recharged every 24 hours.
Despite promising that the batteries that power the Eon and Eon Mini IPG are long-lasting, St. Jude Medical issued has issued at least two recalls for the devices due to battery issues. On May 24, 2011, a St. Jude Eon Mini recall was announced for certain models of Eon Mini and Brio IPGs, after St. Jude received 78 reports of problems with the devices, including loss of the ability to communicate or recharge. According to a letter sent to doctors, this was due to “weld failures within the internal battery.” Patients implanted with a recalled St. Jude Medical Eon Mini could experience a loss of pain relief, recurrence of symptoms, and a need to have the device removed, the company said.
In July 2012, a second St. Jude Medical Eon recall was issued for Eon and Eon Mini IPGs, following 214 report that the Eon Mini model 3788 had “lost the ability to communicate or recharge” because of cracked welds in the batteries, “resulting in loss of pain relief and subsequent explant.” There were an additional 325 reports of St. Jude Eon Implantable Pulse Generators overheating, including three cases were patients sustained first and second degree burns from defective implants. According to St. Jude, these problems were due to weld failures within the internal batteries that could sometimes allow battery fluid to spill out. However, as the batteries are fully contained and sealed within the titanium shell of the device, there is no risk of the fluid leaking into the body.
Learn More about Filing a St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG Recall Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury related to the St. Jude Medical Eon recall, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a FREE St. Jude Eon and Eon Mini IPG Recall Lawsuit evaluation or to learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the St. Jude Medical Eon recall lawyers today at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling us.
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