St. Jude Knowingly Marketed Faulty Leads: Suit

Law360, New York (April 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- St. Jude Medical Inc. faces a proposed class action in Canada that charges the company sold defective leads for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, causing severe injury and sometimes death to patients.

The lawsuit was filed on March 20 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice by Patricia Pimblott, who received an implantable defibrillator that used St. Jude's Riata lead last year, and her husband Alan Pimblott. After the lead was implanted, Pimblott had to undergo two additional surgeries to reposition the lead when it became dislodged and perforated...
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