St. Jude Yanks Heart Wires Over Erosion Concerns

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- St. Jude Medical Inc. said Wednesday it would stop selling two heart-device wires because some conductors had poked through insulation, in a development experts say could spur claims against St. Jude, which has recently faced bad press over other wires.

The device maker said Wednesday that it was “proactively informing” doctors about how to spot the so-called externalized conductors and that it would stop selling both wires, which are marketed as QuickSite and QuickFlex Left Ventricular Leads. The wires connect cardiac resynchronization therapy devices to the...
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