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TorkLaw Accepting St. Jude Medical Device Cases
Date:11/20/2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) announced today that they are continuing to accept St. Jude Medical defibrillator and Riata Lead cases nationwide.  TorkLaw is currently involved in litigation against St. Jude Medical on behalf of patients and families of those who have been injured as a result of the defective St. Jude Defibrillator and Riata Leads. 

On December 14, 2011, after an extensive investigation, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a major recall for the St. Jude Medical Defibrillator and Riata Leads.  The FDA noted premature insulation failure with the potential to cause serious injury or death in patients who have the implanted device.  TorkLaw is involved in all aspects of the investigation and St. Jude Riata Leads lawsuits.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ST. JUDE MEDICAL RIATA LEADS?

The defective St Jude Medical Riata Leads have been found to have premature erosion of the insulation around the leads, causing the device to malfunction or what is called externalization.  There have been reported incidents of errant shocks, failure to deliver, infection and abnormal pacing.  Injuries range from emergency surgery to replace the defective devices and extract the leads, to catastrophic permanent injuries and even death. 

"There are approximately 80,000 St. Jude Riata leads implanted in patients in the U.S. alone.  Over 200,000 additionally distributed worldwide.  As we continue to pursue litigation against St. Jude Medical, Inc., our goal is to protect as many patients as possible while holding St. Jude accountable," said founding partner Reza Torkzadeh.

WHAT ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. KNEW ABOUT THE DEFECTIVE DEVICES

In an investigative report by the Wall Street Journal entitled "'/>"/>

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