Philips Healthcare has initiated a recall for the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator because of issues with the electrical and battery connections that could prevent the device from powering up, charging and delivering electric shock therapy. A delay in therapy could lead to permanent organ damage, brain injury or death. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to seek compensation for injuries associated with the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator recall and similar defibrillator lawsuits.
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Philips Healthcare is recalling its HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillators. According to a HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator recall notice issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 24, 2017, electrical and battery connection issues could prevent the device from powering up, charging and delivering an electrical shock therapy. Additionally, the device could stop pacing without warning. If therapy is delayed, patients are at risk for serious injury, including permanent organ damage, brain injury or death.
Over 47,000 devices are being recalled in the United States. Recalled devices were manufactured from February 11, 2004 to November 4, 2016, and distributed from February 12, 2004 to November 4, 2016.
|Devices subject to recall include the following model numbers:|
|M3535A (M3535ATZ)||M3536A (M3536ATZ)|
In February 2017, the manufacturer, Philips Healthcare, sent an “Urgent Medical Device Correction” notice to its customers. Health care providers and their patients are urged to identify the affected devices, inspect the battery for dirty connector pins, and follow the instructions enclosed in the manufacturer’s notice.
The FDA has identified the recall as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.
How a HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator Recall Lawyer Can Help
Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by a HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.