Guidant Recall FAQs
What models are involved in defective defibrillator lawsuits and Guidant defibrillator recall? * Ventak Prizm 2 DR (Model 1861), prior to April 16, 2002 * Contak Renewal (Model H135), prior to Aug. 26, 2004 * Contak Renewal 2 (Model H155), prior to Aug. 26, 2004 * Ventak Prizm AVT * Vitality AVT * Renewal 3 AVT * Renewal 4 AVT
What will it cost to replace my defective Guidant defibrillator? The cost is estimated to be between $20,000 and $30,000 to replace a Guidant defibrilaltor.
Who will pay for cost of surgery to replace my defective Guidant defibrillator? In certain cases, Guidant has agreed to pay for cost of replacement of defective defibrilaltors. You should consult your physician and your insurance company to determine whether Guidant will pay for your replacement.
Are all of Guidant defibrillators considered defective? No. Only certain models of Guidant defibrillators have shown to have a defect in design or manufacturing. You should check ID tag for your defbirillator and immediately consult your doctor to determine if defects apply to your model.