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When A Defibrillator Is Implanted But Is Not Medically Necessary

When it comes to treating cardiovascular conditions, there are still many mysteries and challenges that cardiologists encounter. However, as they learn more, the related medical devices, procedures and medications can become more readily available. This also means that in some cases, there is less investigation into the root of the condition, and a “quick fix,” such as the implantation of a defibrillator device, is implemented. Unfortunately, many patients who end up with these devices in their bodies did not necessarily need them.

If you believe you had a defibrillator implanted that was not necessary, we can help. At Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to undergo heart-related surgeries that are not necessary. Having collectively handled personal injury cases for over 100 years, our lawyers understand what information needs to be gathered and used to support your claims. Negligent medical professionals need to be held responsible for your suffering, and we work to ensure they are and that you are compensated for your losses.

Implantations That Are Not Needed

A study paid for by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute showed that from 2006 to 2009, more than 22.5% of the 25,000 people included in the study received defibrillators they did not need.

People who receive devices they do not need can suffer a range of side effects and consequences that result in additional surgeries, medications and procedures that would not have been needed if they did not receive the device. Defibrillators should be making your life better, not causing you additional suffering. We take the time to review all of your medical records, enlisting trusted medical professionals to obtain their opinion in your situation, and we then determine the best way in which to move forward.

In late 2020, we secured a $66.5 million settlement for 262 patients who received unnecessary heart procedures, including defibrillator implantations, heart stents and pacemaker installations.

Talk To Us About Your Options

To learn more about how we can help if you have had an unnecessary surgery and defibrillator implantation, schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with us today. Contact our Merrillville-based firm by calling 219-733-8633 or sending us an email.