"Plaintiff alleges that undergoing ECT treatment with this device caused permanent neurological damage impairing his ability to memorize, retain, and recall information. Plaintiff further alleges that despite knowing of the substantial risks associated with ECT treatment, Somatics and Elektrika manufactured and distributed the device and failed to warn Plaintiff of those risks."
On September 30, 2021, ECT device manufacturer Mecta Corp. filed chapter 11 bankruptcy amid lawsuits hindering their liability insurance eligibility. Financial pressure from combined lawsuits and lack of insurance led to the discontinuation of the SpECTrum device On September 1st, 2021, according to the Debtors.
As a result of the manufacturers' failure to comply with FDA regulations and failure to advise of known or knowable risks associated with the administration of ECT, liability can now be established to hold the manufacturers accountable for failing to warn of cognitive impairment and brain damage following ECT.