First Suits Hit Medtronic In Wake Of Advisory

Law360, New York (October 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As news that Medtronic Inc. will no longer sell an electronic lead in its implantable defibrillators because of potential deaths was making news on Monday, lawyers were running to the courthouse to file lawsuits alleging the medical device maker was negligent.

One such proposed class action lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota alleging Medtronic and its Puerto Rico subsidiary failed to warn patients about the risks involved with four models of Sprint Fidelis leads. The filing said the...
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