In re Medtronic, Inc. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation
Court: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Case No.: 0:05-MD-1726 or MDL No. 1726
Wexler Wallace filed suit and served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in this case brought on behalf of third party payors and personal injury claimants incurring damages associated with Medtronic’s defective defibrillators. Patients who suffered arrhythmias—or were at high risk for developing arrhythmias—were required to have the defective implantable cardiovertable defibrillators (“ICDs”) and cardio resynchronization therapy defibrillators (“CRT-Ds”) removed and have replacement ICDs and CRT-Ds implanted, at great personal and financial expense to themselves and to third party payors. The federal district court approved a settlement for over $75 million in this case, benefiting both third party payors and personal injury claimants.