HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator Recall
The attorneys at TheLawFirm.com have learned that the FDA has announced a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, regarding the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. There are 47,362 of these units in the United States.
The FDA has announced that “the HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator is used to pace people with a slow heart beat or to deliver lifesaving electrical shocks to people with sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. Electrodes are attached to the patient and then connected to the device to help it analyze a patient's heart rhythm. The electrodes deliver an electrical shock to restore a normal heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest, or to pace the heart at a normal rate when it slows down. The HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator is intended for use by medical professionals who are trained in CPR”.
The HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator is being recalled due to electrical and battery connection issues that may prevent the device from powering up, charging, and delivering an electrical shock therapy. The device may also unexpectedly stop pacing. A delay in delivering therapy could result in serious patient injury such as permanent organ damage, brain injury, or death.
Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems they experienced using these devices to MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by FAX to 1-800-FDA-0178. In the unfortunate that that you or a loved one was injured, or killed, by this defective medical device, call the defective medical device lawyers at TheLawFirm.com for a free consultation.
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