STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
Fla. Federal Jury to Decide Whether Zoll Defectively Manufactured Defibrillator Vest
August 15, 2019
MIAMI — A jury will decide whether Zoll Services Inc.’s defibrillator vest was defectively manufactured, causing it to malfunction and cause a woman’s death, a Florida federal judge has ruled.
In an Aug. 13 order, Judge Darrin Gayles of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida further found there are questions of fact as to whether the deceased detrimentally relied upon Zoll’s representations regarding its LifeVest.
Zoll Services Inc. makes the LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator for patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The LifeVest, a Class III medical device, is made to detect life-threatening heart rhythms ...
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