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My Cochlear Implant Doesn't Work Anymore

My Cochlear Implant Doesn't Work Anymore

The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation continue to investigate and take on additional claims and cases related to the Cochlear Nucleus CI512 Cochlear Implant, REF Z209051 and associated product recall. No other law firm in the nation handles more deceive cochlear implant claims than we do. Let our law firm put its combined, product knowledge and experience to work for you to negotiate a settlement should you or a loved one experience a cochlear implant failure.


The recall date for the CI512 device was September 16, 2011 and assigned recall number Z-0003-2012 with associated PMA Number P970051. The manufacturer indicated the reason for the recall is that the cochlear implant may shut down and cease to function. Moreover, issues within the manufacturing processes (specifically with the brazing process) have caused microcracks in and about the implant, thereby allowing moisture to penetrate the implant and cause the diodes which power the unit to stop functioning. Once this happens, the device typically experiences a period of intermittent functionality, followed by a complete shut down of the device and a failure to achieve a lock with the external monitor. Some of our clients have experienced painful shocking sensations as the implant ceases to function and some have also experienced vestibular issues.


Experiencing the failure of a cochlear implant is very challenging and we know very well from our years of experience representing clients who have struggled with these implant-related issues, including painful shocking sensations, vestibular and balance issues - not to mention the frustration of a period of intermittent functionality before the device fails entirely.

Our experience with the company is that they will attempt to negotiate a settlement with you before you contact an experienced product liability lawyer. Often times implant recipients contact us after they sign a release with Cochlear - only to find out that they have settled for pennies on the dollar. More importantly, signing a release or a waiver without having a lawyer review its terms could negatively affect your ability to recover in a lawsuit or claim against the company in the future. In sum, it is very important not to attempt to negotiate a settlement on your own with the company. It is equally important not to sign anything that could affect your future rights to recover. It is best to contact the experienced product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation as soon as your Cochlear implant exhibits any signs of intermittent functionality or failure.


The product liability lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation have decades of experience in handling product claims as well as claims involving recalled medical devices. We can help you.

Our law firm represents clients nationally and internationally with regard to these failed and defective cochlear implants. No other law firm has the breadth of experience that we do, and no other law firm handles more cochlear implant claims than we do - we will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your loss.

If you or a loved one suffered a failure of a Cochlear N5 implant, it is very important to contact our legal team immediately so that we may provide a FREE of cost case evaluation and initial discussion of your potential claim.

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