Boston Scientific Reports Death From Defibrillator Glitch

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT) -- Boston Scientific Corp. confirmed Wednesday that a patient has died because of a problem with a part used with its implantable Cognis and Teligen defibrillators, but said such malfunctions have been rare.

The Cognis and Teligen defibrillators are small implantable devices that use electrical pulses or shocks to help treat irregular heartbeats and heart failures.

According to Boston Scientific, an electrical component called a transformer used with Cognis and Teligen defibrillators has exhibited a pattern of malfunction that has occurred in 1 out of every 8,900...
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