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Medtronic Infuse is a surgical bone growth product used to help bones heal after spinal surgery, preferred by some over actual bone grafts that require more anesthesia and a longer recovery time. In short, Medtronic Infuse was designed to eliminate the need for a second surgery to remove bone from the patient’s body for placement at the surgery site, instead attracting the body’s own bone-building cells to the site and allowing new bone to form over time. In the years following its approval in 2007, surgeons across the country used Medtronic’s Infuse product for a variety of spinal procedures, including those yet to be approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, new research suggests that the potential risk of side effects tied to Infuse may actually outweigh any possibly benefits of the bone growth product, particularly for off-label uses. If you believe you have been adversely affected by alleged side effects of Medtronic Infuse, fill out the form now to discuss your case with an experienced Infuse bone growth attorney.
In 2008, the FDA issued a warning to consumers and the medical community about the dangers of using Medtronic Infuse off-label in cervical spine procedures, which is not a use approved by the agency. That same year, the FDA received at least 280 reports of complications related to the bone growth product, close to three-quarters of which were associated with off-label use. These side effects included the following:
If you have experienced one or more of these side effects after spinal surgery using Medtronic Infuse, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Fill out the form to review your case with a Medtronic Infuse lawyer for free.
As Medtronic Infuse patients learn about the risks potentially associated with the bone growth product, as many as 300 product liability complaints have already been brought against Medtronic, with many more cases currently being investigated by lawyers throughout the United States. Among other things, plaintiffs in the Infuse lawsuits accuse Medtronic of either negligently or fraudulently downplaying the risks of its Infuse product and misrepresenting its benefits. In 2011, a study published in The Spine Journal indicated that Medtronic-paid researchers had failed to report a host of serious complications linked to Infuse – including bone dissolution, infections, cancer, sterility in men, and worsened leg and back pain – which occurred in ten to 50 percent of patients who received the product in thirteen Medtronic clinical trials between 2000 and 2010.
In some cases of Medtronic Infuse side effects, patients have required emergency medical treatment, including the insertion of feeding tubes, tracheotomies and additional surgeries, with the more serious complications leading to patient death. If you or a loved one has suffered side effects like difficulty breathing or swallowing, chronic pain, or nerve injuries, and you believe the Infuse bone growth product to be the cause, contact an experienced Medtronic Infuse lawyer to discuss the possibility of filing a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturing company. With a skilled Infuse attorney on your side, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for your losses.