St. Jude's Device Liability May Not End With Recalls: Report

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The failure rate for St. Jude Medical Inc.'s heart device wiring continued to climb after the company stopped selling it, according to data released Tuesday, a development that suggests the callback will not put an end to the device maker's potential liability.

St. Jude released a product performance report showing that the all-cause insulation abrasion rate for its Riata silicone leads had grown by 17 percent from November, when it released its last performance report, to the end of December.

Abrasion concerns forced the device maker...
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