Guidant Defibrillators - UPDATE - October 23, 2008

Guidant Defibrillators

UPDATE - October 23, 2008

Gudant heart defibrillatorIn July 2005 ROCHON | GENOVA LLP commenced a class action lawsuit against Guidant Corporation, Guidant Canada Corporation, Guidant Sales Corporation and Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. (collectively "Guidant").This lawsuit was certified as a class action by Justice Cullity on June 12, 2008. The certification order may be viewed here as can Justice Cullity's reasons and supplementary reasons.

Patients implanted with one of the following defibrillator models are included in this lawsuit:

Device Name Model

Ventak Prizm 2 DR 1861

Contak Renewal H135

Contak Renewal 2 H155

Contak Renewal 4 H190 & H195

Contak Renewal 4 HE H197 & H199

Contak Renewal 4 AVI M170 & M175

Contak Renewal 4 AVI HE M177

Ventak Prizm AVI 1900

Vitality AVI A135 & 155