Abiomed Impella Heart Pump Lawsuit

The heart is the vital powerhouse behind the body, pumping blood and oxygen to all its parts. However, when compromised, the heart’s role turns perilous. While transplants, surgeries, and medical devices exist to improve the health and extend the lives of patients with heart problems, these procedures can have dire consequences. One such example is the Abiomed Impella heart pump. Individuals are filing Abiomed Impella heart pump lawsuits, claiming the device is defective and has caused serious injuries or death. 

The Lake Law Firm is filing Abiomed Impella heart pump lawsuits on behalf of individuals injured by these defective medical devices. The device can allegedly break during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures. Call (888) 525-3529 today if you or a loved one suffered injury or death because of these heart pumps.  

What Is the Abiomed Impella Heart Pump? 

The Abiomed Impella heart pump is the world’s smallest heart pump and has been treating patients in the United States since 2008. Impella heart pumps allow the heart to rest and recover by temporarily supporting the pumping chambers of the heart to deliver blood and oxygen to the entire body. Abiomed claims that the Impella heart pump helps to:  

  • Reduce heart failure symptoms like fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and coughing 
  • Facilitates fewer days in the hospital 
  • Reduces repeat visits 
  • Lowers the chance of post-hospitalization adverse health events 

Physicians also use the Abiomed Impella heart pump for patients at risk of cardiogenic shock, which usually follows the events below:  

  • Severe heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) 
  • Open-heart surgery 
  • Cardiomyopathy (a poorly functioning heart) 

Why Did Abiomed Recall the Impella Heart Pump? 

In June 2023, Abiomed recalled all Impella Left Sided Blood Pumps distributed from May 1, 2021, to the present. Abiomed launched the recall because of how the device affected patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).  

When the Impella motor touches a part of the TAVR, it can damage or destroy the motor’s spinning blades. If this happens, the Impella might not pump blood well, potentially putting the patient’s life at risk, especially if they need strong support. There’s also a risk that the broken blade pieces could get into the patient’s blood.  

Abiomed reports 30 complaints, 26 injuries, and four deaths to date. Also, the FDA labeled the recall a Class I since the Abiomed Impella heart pump can lead to serious injuries or death.  

What Do We Know About Abiomed Impella Heart Pump Lawsuits? 

Shortly after the recall in June 2023 and the subsequent Class I classification by the FDA in July, individuals began filing Abiomed Impella heart implant lawsuits. Plaintiffs argue that Abiomed failed to provide adequate instructions for healthcare providers to warn them about the dangers of using the device on TAVR patients.  

By neglecting to advise doctors sufficiently, the Abiomed Impella heart pumps have resulted in severe injuries, such as brain damage, and in some cases, even death stemming from lack of blood flow. Additionally, some patients have required open-heart surgery to remove fragments.  

Furthermore, this is not the first time Abiomed has faced lawsuits concerning its heart pumps. The company agreed to pay a hefty $3.1 million settlement for allegedly purchasing expensive meals for physicians in an attempt to coerce them into purchasing the pumps.  

Do I Qualify for an Abiomed Impella Heart Pump Lawsuit? 

You may qualify for a potential claim if you:  

  • Underwent heart valve replacement surgery during which your Abiomed Impella heart pump failed or became damaged during the procedure 
  • You suffered serious injury from a lack of blood flow 

Also, you may be eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one due to complications with an Abiomed Impella heart pump. 

How Much Compensation Can I Recover in an Abiomed Impella Heart Pump Lawsuit? 

Has an Abiomed Impella heart pump injured you or a loved one? You may be eligible to recover any or all of the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses; 
  • Past and future pain and suffering; 
  • Loss of wages; and 
  • Other economic losses related to your injury. 

Contact The Lake Law Firm today to discuss your eligibility for an Abiomed Impella heart pump lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit 

How The Lake Law Firm Can Fight for You 

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. An Abiomed Impella heart pump lawyer will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.