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SHB Secures Defense Verdict for Guidant Corp.
SHB client Guidant Corp. won a complete defense verdict in a wrongful-death case involving a 14-month-old girl who was diagnosed before birth with third-degree heart block and later implanted with a Guidant pacemaker when she was 3 days old.
Medical records throughout the toddler’s life showed that the device functioned properly at all times. After a two-week trial, the jury returned a complete defense verdict on September 8, 2009.
Law 360 discussed the case in a September 10, 2009, article titled “Guidant Cleared in Death of Toddler with Pacemaker.” To view the article, please click here.