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Another Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead Lawsuit is Filed in Federal District Court
Date:11/5/2007

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, File Suit against Medtronic Inc., Medtronic Puerto Rico, Inc.,

and Medtronic Puerto Rico Operations Co. on Behalf of Man Injured by

Defective Sprint Fidelis Lead Implanted with a Medtronic Implantable

Defibrillator

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, announce that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who had to undergo surgery to have a recalled Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead replaced after it malfunctioned. The suit was filed on behalf of the victim in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and has been assigned to Judge Jay A Garcia-Gregory (Docket number: 07-2050).

According to the lawsuit, the victim, a resident of North Carolina, received a cardiac pacemaker/defibrillator combination (an "ICD"). The ICD was attached to his heart with a Sprint Fidelis Lead wire system implanted on January 26, 2006. The defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead was replaced on April 13, 2007. The victim claims he has suffered and will continue to suffer severe physical injuries, severe emotional distress, and economic losses as a result of the defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Lead.

The defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads were implanted into hundreds of thousands of people, leaving all of them at risk for serious injury and death if the Sprint Fidelis Lead fractures. Medtronic suspended sales and recalled all unused Sprint Fidelis Leads on October 15, 2007 after receiving reports of at least 5 fatalities linked to lead fractures.

The Sprint Fidelis Lead is a wire that is used to attach a Medtronic implantable defibrillator to the heart. The Sprint Fidelis Lead was first introduced by Medtronic in 2004, and has been used with most of the company's implantable defibrillators since then. This compon
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