Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft Attorneys
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is FDA-approved for use only in a very specific area of the lumbar spine (low back), but recent investigations and personal injury lawsuits allege that Medtronic sales representatives marketed the product to surgeons for use in the cervical (neck) area. This is an “off-label” use not approved by the FDA and can have serious health consequences, potentially leading to the death of the patient.
Our BMP attorneys are currently reviewing Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit claims all over the United States. If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one after receiving Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft to your cervical spine, thoracic spine or lumbar spine, you may be eligible to collect substantial compensation for medical bills and other damages.
Call us at 1-888-554-2889 to speak to a medical device product liability lawyer personally. We offer:
- A free, no-obligation case evaluation
- No fee unless we win your case
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- Helping Medtronic Infuse BMP Bone Graft victims Nationwide
Medtronic Infuse BMP Bone Graft Side Effects
Infuse is a laboratory fabricated liquid form of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) that is implanted between the vertebrae to fill the gap between damaged vertebrae and replace damaged disks. Infuse Bone Graft has been successfully used in many spinal surgeries to the lower lumbar region, but is not FDA-approved for use in the neck.
To date, the FDA has received at least 280 adverse event reports relating to Infuse side effects, and roughly 75% of these reports involve off-label use of the product. Doctors are permitted off-label use of drugs, devices, and products approved by the FDA, but it is illegal for a manufacturer to promote and/or market off-label use.
In June 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning regarding complications due to off-label use of Infuse in the cervical (neck) area of the spine.
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications
The FDA recently issued a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft safety alert warning of the complications that may arise from off-label use of this product. Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft injuries may include:
- Ectopic bone growth
- Uncontrolled bone growth
- Inflammatory cyst formation
- Compression of airway
- Difficulties swallowing, speaking, or breathing
- Impingement of nerves and nerve damage
- Male sterility
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Swelling of the neck
- Unwanted bone growth
If you have suffered any of these injuries or have lost a loved one after receiving Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, you may qualify for a dangerous medical device lawsuit. For more information, contact us today.
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuits
Medtronic could face more than one thousand lawsuits filed by victims who have suffered injury after receiving its Infuse Bone Graft product. These lawsuits could be based upon the proven fact that Medtronic sales personnel encouraged doctors to use the Infuse Bone Graft in an off-label capacity for neck surgery. To make matters worse, the Wall Street Journal reports -- and Medtronic admits--that the company paid $800,000 to a surgeon so that he would fabricate a study “proving” positive results for this product. In a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit, our attorneys can make the argument that Medtronic aimed to mislead doctors and the public about the use of their product, and that they did not adequately warn of potentially fatal side effects linked to the Infuse Bone Graft.
Medtronic has already paid $40,000,000 to settle whistleblower lawsuits regarding illegal activities related to promoting the Infuse Bone Graft, and a Senate investigation into the company’s conduct has recently been launched. The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation regarding this matter.
Contact a Medical Device Attorney
If you or someone you love suffered injury or death after receiving Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft in an off-label procedure, you may be entitled to recover compensation in a dangerous medical device lawsuit. Our attorneys are currently interviewing victims for potential claims and we will investigate your claim at no charge. Contact us today to learn more about your right to compensation in a free legal consultation.