A LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator attorney notes that Physio-Control has announced a voluntary field action for the emergency defibrillators due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment. Defective devices may put patients at serious risk of harm or even death. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of a defective medical device lawyer.
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Affected Defibrillators Could Shut Down Unexpectedly During Treatment
Physio-Control, manufacturer and distributor of emergency defibrillation equipment, announced that their LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator may shut down unexpectedly due to an intermittent connection between the battery and the electrical contacts of the device. According to a press release issued through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall alerts, the company has received 34 reports of devices shutting down during attempted use of the defibrillators. At the time of the press release, the company was aware of eight adverse events related to the issue.
The intermittent connection may be caused by wear and subsequent oxidation formation that has occurred over time in devices that have been exposed to vibration and batteries installed for long periods of time. Affected defibrillators may not be able to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt, putting patients at risk for serious harm or death. Physio-Control is contacting customers directly and advising them to remove and reinstall the battery in their devices. Additional information regarding the voluntary field action can be found here.
How a LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator Attorney 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 defective emergency 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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