A middle-aged man suffered severe complications after using a Heartmate II Left Ventricular Assist Device, or “LVAD,” causing him to file suit against the device’s manufacturer and his doctor. Diagnosed with a non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, the patient’s left ventricle was dilated, unable to fully pump blood and on the verge of restricting its flow entirely. His LVAD was removed in preparation of a heart transplant, and he developed a wound on his sternum which refused to heal. The infection persisted even after his sternal wires were removed and a wound VAC was applied; nearly a year later, a scan revealed that a large abscess had developed in the area around the patient’s liver, right next to where the LVAD’s driveline tube had rested. The infection was allegedly due to the abscess caused by the device, and the case requested an expert who could comment on the device and its reputation.