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Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, Along with Smith & Nevares, Salas & Co. and Becnel
Date:10/17/2007

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 Used with a Medtronic Implantable

Defibrillator Class Action Status Requested To Benefit All Persons Who Reside in the United States and Were Implanted with Leads Manufactured by Medtronic, Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, along with Smith & Nevares, Salas & Co. and Becnel Law Firm, LLC, announce that they have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who had to undergo a dangerous and life- threatening surgical procedure after a component of his Medtronic implantable defibrillator called a Sprint Fidelis lead fractured. The victim is bringing this action on his own behalf and as a representative of a class consisting of all persons who reside in the United States and were implanted with a lead manufactured by Medtronic, Inc., except those individuals whose Medtronic lead have malfunctioned. The suit was filed on behalf of the victim in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico (Docket number: 07- 1971).

If you or a loved one believes that you were injured as a result of a Sprint Fidelis lead used with a Medtronic implantable defibrillator, please contact our office by visiting http://www.yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).

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. To date, Sprint Fidelis leads have been implanted in 235,000 patients. This component is used in cardiac defibrillators -- or complex devices with defibrillation capacity -- and not
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