The manufacturer of the Eon and Eon Mini Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) devices, St. Jude Medical, has recalled the devices because they might suffer from battery cracking issues that cause burns and inhibit the product’s performance.
What Is the St. Jude Medical Eon Mini IPG?
One alternative to medication for treating chronic pain brought on by neurological disorders in people is implanting a pulse generating device inside their bodies. An IPG is a battery-powered neurostimulation device that transmits an electrical signal to the brain that causes the release of pain-killing endorphins. The devices can be calibrated to either transmit the signals at periodic intervals or at the patient’s discretion.
The St. Jude Medical Eon Mini IPG Might Fail
St. Jude Medical, an American medical device company, manufactures the Eon and Eon Mini IPG. Its Web site touts the product’s long-lasting battery. However, on May 24, 2011, St. Jude Medical recalled the Eon Mini Model 3788 IPG because of “inner battery cracking” issues. Batteries either failed early or overheated while recharging, both resulting in loss of pain relief and necessitating device removal. St. Jude Medical discovered the problem after receiving 214 reports from 34,617 recipients, and it concluded that the inner battery cracking was caused by moisture entering the inner battery and causing weld cracks.
In a July 26 2012 letter sent to physicians, St. Jude Medical announced that moisture was not the cause of weld cracks and instead the cause was the tools St. Jude Medical’s suppliers were using in the battery manufacturing process. St. Jude Medical claims that it will more thoroughly monitor its suppliers’ practices, and it will test its products rigorously to avoid further problems.
Recipients of St. Jude Medical’s Eon and Eon Mini IPG devices might have suffered side effects from the devices overheating or from their removal, such as burns and scarring.
RLG’s St. Jude Medical Eon Mini IPG Lawyers Will Make Things Easier
The process of demanding compensation for the harm you’ve suffered can be complicated, even if it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to go through even more trouble to be made whole again. The Eon Mini IPG lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file an Eon Mini IPG lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. RLG will also keep you up to date on any Eon Mini IPG class action lawsuits, FDA Eon Mini IPG warnings, and Eon Mini IPG FDA recall announcements. If you received a St. Jude Medical Eon Mini IPG and believe it harmed you, contact RLG today.