Failed medical device trial leaves Gilbert man facing death

 — Tommy Taylor is staring death in the face, buoyed by his strong Christian faith but full of anguish that he likely won’t be able to watch his grandchildren grow up.

The 59-year-old Gilbert resident faces the dilemma as a clinical trial for a medical device that has helped keep him alive for six years ends. Unfortunately, the neo Legacy, which pumps the blood in his carotid arteries, didn’t gain approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Without the pump to control the flow, his blood pressure quickly soars to dangerously high levels.

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