St. Jude Eon & Eon Mini Spinal Stimulator Lawsuit
Girard Gibbs is representing patients injured by the Eon and Eon Mini Implantable Pulse Generators produced by St. Jude Medical. These spinal cord stimulators are intended to reduce chronic pain by providing electrical stimulation but can overheat or suffer battery failure.
St. Jude Warns of Burn Risk
According to St. Jude, dangerous heat levels can accumulate when charging the Eon stimulators. Patients normally report only slight increases in temperature due to dissipation of energy from the electromagnetic field used to charge the device. However, according to a letter St. Jude sent to physicians, since 2011 over 300 patients have complained about excessive heating and some patients have suffered first or second degree burns.
St. Jude reports that it is investigating all possible causes of heating and that it will implement improvements to the charger to prevent dangerously high generation of heat in the future.