Medtronic Medical Device Recall

Medtronic Patient Sues Company for PTSD
A patient with Medtronic's Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead that was recalled in 2007 is suing the medical device maker for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD). The man claims that he received unexpected shocks from the device that constitute civil ba

FDA Recalls Medtronic SynchroMed Pump: 8,000 Patients at Risk
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled eight models of Medtronic's SynchroMed implantable fusion pumps that may suddenly stop without warning and result in death. Nearly 8,000 patients are affected by the recall.

Scientists Say They Can Hack Medtronic’s Maximo Defibrillator
Computer scientists from several large universities have said that they can hack into Medtronic's Maximo defibrillator - potentially causing it to fail. Wireless technology has been used to program defibrillators for many years, but the prospect of hacke

Medtronic Recalls Implantable Infusion Pumps
Medtronic Neuromodulation of Minneapolis Minnesota has announced that it is recalling several of its implantable infusion pumps after receiving reports of inflammatory mass formations near the tips of the devices. The recall has been categorized as Class

Lawsuits Continue Over Medtronic’s Off Label Marketing Of Infuse Bone Graft
Lawsuits against Medtronic continue over its Infuse Bone Graft product. The medical device giant is being accused of marketing the product for off label uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Congress Seeks To Nullify Supreme Court’s Ruling On Medical Device Preemption
The U.S. Supreme has ruled on preemption two times over the past six months. The first ruling was pro-medical device maker; the second concerned drug litigation and that ruling was pro-consumer. Certain Democratic members of Congress are planning on introducing legislation that would nullify the Court's first ruling - allowing plaintiffs to sue medical device makers in state court.

Medtronic Warns That 37,000 Sigma & Kappa Pacemakers May Be Defective
Medtronic, the largest seller of heart rhythm medical devices in the world, has warned that 37,000 of its Sigma and Kappa heart pacemakers implanted since 1997 may be wired incorrectly. At least two deaths may be linked to the defective products.

Medtronic Pacemaker Recall: Company Updates Physician & Patient Info
Medtronic Inc., the Minnesota based medical device maker, has recalled several models of its Sigma & Kappa pacemakers due to a separation of wires that connect the electronic circuit to other pacemaker components, such as the battery. Initially recalled in May 2009, the company has updated the recall information with recommendations to physicians and patients.

FDA Says Medtronic May Have Been Negligent In Synchromed II Pump Recall
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has warned medical device giant, Medtronic Inc., that it may have waited too long before recalling its Synchromed II Pumps - placing patients in grave danger.