Faulty cardiac defibrillator £14,500

We acted for a young lady (only aged 21) who, in December 2006, had been fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) for an irregular heartbeat. Unfortunately, during early April 2008, the ICD bleeper went off due twice to a defect in one of its leads. She had to undergo further surgery to replace this lead and this left her with some additional scarring. This also caused her to suffer from a major depressive episode which, fortunately, could be treated with therapy.

A letter of claim was submitted to the manufacturer of this appliance but they denied liability. Proceedings had to be issued at Swindon County and, shortly afterwards, the parties were able to agree upon a settlement.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £14,500 for this client in 2011