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Defective Cochlear Implants

Defective Cochlear Implants

Our product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation continue to investigate and take on new matters involving defective cochlear implants. No law firm in the nation handles more such defective CI claims than we do. Let us put our product knowledge and litigation experience with regard to these devices to work for you. If you or a family member suffered a CI failure, contact us immediately for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of the failure.

Common Defective CIs

Our law firm typically investigates claims and files lawsuits regarding the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k CI and the Cochlear Nucleus CI512. Both of these devices have been recalled by their respective manufacturers primarily for defects associated with and involving the hermetic seal of the device.

The Statue of Limitations for Defective CIs

Many recipients of these recalled Advanced Bionics HIRes90k and Cochlear Nucleus 512 devices unfortunately—and incorrectly—believe that the statute of limitations may have expired relative to their potential claims. It is important to note, in many instances, that the statute of limitations for children does not begin to run until they reach the age of majority. Also, the statute of limitations for adult CI recipients typically does not begin to run until such time that the CI has been determined to have experienced a “hard failure” subsequent to Integrity Testing (“IT Test”) by an on-call audiologist representing the company.

Typically, in our experience with these claims over the years, the defective CI experiences prolonged periods of intermittency before it ultimately fails. The devices fail because, amongst other issues, they experience a loss of hermeticity, which allows the saline from the inner ear to penetrate the CI and short out the diodes which power the unit. As the device shuts down and ceases to function, some implant recipients have described and complained of painful shocking sensations.

No matter the time-frame, it is of critical importance to contact the experienced product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered a failure of any CI. We will promptly evaluate the case for you and determine next steps.

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Our product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION have been passionate advocates for the Deaf community over the years, and our lawyers have successfully represented countless implant recipients across the country who have had their lives disrupted due to the failure of their CI. You simply will not find a team of experienced product liability lawyers who genuinely care about their clients as we do. Our results speak for themselves.

Additionally, no other law firm in the nation handles more defective Cochlear Implant cases than we do—experience matters. We have been handling Advanced Bionics and Cochlear Americas claims for years and we are very familiar with their defense strategy and practices. This is invaluable during the course of the litigation. We have resolved all manner of these CI claims and cases, and we understand all too well the struggles and hardship our clients have endured in getting their lives back on track after suffering a failure of their implant.

If you or a loved one experienced a failure of the Advanced Bionics HiRes90k device—or a failure of any cochlear implant—it is very important to contact our legal team immediately so that we may provide a free, confidential case evaluation and discuss your potential claim with you.


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