St. Jude Can't Shake Defective Defibrillator Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (January 24, 2014, 6:01 PM EST) -- St. Jude Medical Inc. lost a bid Wednesday to ditch claims against it over an allegedly defective defibrillator device that was electrically shocking patients, after a California federal judge ruled the company should have properly alerted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the defect.

A group of plaintiffs allege in a series of lawsuits that St. Jude concealed or failed to alert the FDA during an inspection that the insulation on the device's wires was wearing off, exposing the wires to patients' body fluids and...
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IN RE ST. JUDE MEDICAL DEVICES LITIGATION


Case Number

8:13-cv-00383

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California Central

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

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James V. Selna

Date Filed

March 4, 2013

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