Guidant Cleared In Death Of Toddler With Pacemaker

Law360, New York (September 10, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT) -- Guidant Corp., a subsidiary of Boston Scientific Corp., has been found not liable by an Indiana county jury in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a 14-month-old girl who died in 2005 after a Guidant pacemaker was implanted in her heart.

A jury in St. Joseph Superior Court disagreed with the family of Samantha McGookin on Tuesday that Guidant Corp. was responsible for device malfunction, inadequate device testing and inadequate warnings, according to Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, which represented Guidant in the...
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