Baltimore Woman Implanted with Defective St. Jude Defibrillator

Debbie Burke, a Baltimore native and mother of five, was implanted with a heart defibrillator manufactured by St. Jude. Little did she know, Burke received an older version of the device that is prone to premature battery failure. Despite St. Jude having reportedly fixed the problem in 2015, the company continued to sell older versions of the defective defibrillator for 17 months, and subsequently put individuals like Burke in harm’s way.

If you or a loved one received a St. Jude Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator or a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator, please contact us.

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