Personal Injury Attorneys: Automated External Defibrillators May Fail Patients

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Mar 16

Personal Injury Attorneys: Automated External Defibrillators May Fail Patients

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of several types of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) because certain models contain a component that may fail unexpectedly due to a defect. If the defective component failed during a rescue attempt, the AED may not deliver defibrillation therapy and could cause serious health consequences, including death.

AEDs are equipped with a self-test function that, in some cases, may not detect the failure or impending failure of the component.

Automated External Defibrillators treat patients in need of emergency care and who are exhibiting suffering from symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest when they are unresponsive and not breathing.

Personal Injury Attorneys: Automated External Defibrillators Have Been Listed as a Class 1 Recall

A Class 1 recall is the most serious type of recall issued by the FDA. Products are recalled as Class 1 when there is a great risk of serious health consequences or death.

The Automated External Defibrillators models being recalled are:
Powerheart 9300A, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, and 9390E
CardioVive 92532, 92533
CardioLife 9200G and 9231
GE Responder and Responder Pro
Nihon-Kohden AEDs 

These AEDs were manufactured and distributed from July 1, 2011 through December 30, 2011.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey

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