ECT Device Maker Mecta Corp. Files Chapter 11 After Lawsuits Hinder Access to Liability Insurance

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Mecta Corporation Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Article summarizing filings.

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.

Quotes from Balance Point and MECTA First Day Declaration

All of the pending and asserted claims relate to the Debtors’ SpECTrum device. To date, MECTA has successfully countered these litigation attempts, without significant settlements or jury verdicts. However, these lawsuits (which continue to arise as recently as last month) have placed tremendous financial pressure on the Debtors.

Most significantly, the Debtors have been unable to obtain products liability insurance to cover the SpECTrum device since June, and as such, have had no choice but to discontinue manufacturing and servicing the SpECTrum device as of September 1, 2021.

Realizing that the Debtors are exposed on account of the SpECTrum devices
without insurance, and recognizing that they can no longer afford to respond to manufactured claims on an individual basis across the United States, the Debtors had no choice but to explore options for achieving an orderly and global resolution of claims relating to SpECTtrum devices. Additionally, the uncertainty of associated revenue from the ∑igma™ devices further prompted the Debtors to expeditiously consider options.

Balance Point and MECTA First Day Declaration

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When enough people submit harm reports, a drug or device may be investigated and possible patient safety actions may be established as well as recognition and support for those harmed.


Anna is a childhood psychiatric drug and a teenage electroshock survivor. She founded Life After ECT to ensure people injured by electroconvulsive therapy have easy access to resources that can help them understand their injuries and find a path to recovery.