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Defective Pacemakers can Lead to Serious Harm


Despite the contributions to science and health, some medical devices can be imperfect and dangerous for patients. Defective medical products can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. When a patient has a serious injury as a result of their pacemaker, it may place a burden on the victim and their family. The victim may » Read More

Safety Surveillance Systems of Cardiac Devices Questioned


Pacemakers are literal lifesavers. However, JAMA Internal Medicine reports that improvements in the safety surveillance systems surrounding cardiac devices are necessary to protect patients from pacemaker failures. In a recent editorial, a resident at the University of California, San Francisco and a professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco wrote that progress on » Read More

Philadelphia Medical Product Liability Lawyers: Defective Pacemakers, Recalls, and Alerts


A pacemaker is a medical device that delivers electrical impulses to the heart to stabilize heart rhythms. Irregular heartbeat affects millions of Americans, but in most cases, the defect causes no serious problems. For some though, an irregular heart rhythm can be life-threatening. Pacemakers were introduced in the 1950s, when Medtronic, Inc. developed the first » Read More