Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft
Q. What is the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft?
A. The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is a medical device typically implanted in the lumbar spine to replace and repair damaged spinal discs. The Infuse Bone Graft contains a genetically engineered version of a protein that is naturally released by the body called recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP). BMP initiates new bone growth at the site of the implantation.
Q. I experienced serious health complications as a result of my Infuse Bone Graft. What legal recourse do I have?
A. Allegedly, the manufacturer of Infuse Bone Graft, Medtronic, encouraged doctors to use their product in areas of the spine (e.g. cervical area) that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Use of the medical device in the cervical (neck) region can cause serious health complications and even death. If your bone graft was used in an area of the spine not approved for use by the FDA and as a result, you experienced serious complications, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against Medtronic.
Q. What types of complications can arise from misuse of an Infuse Bone Graft?
A. Patients who have undergone a cervical spinal procedure have reported swelling of the neck and throat tissue, compression of the airway, difficulty speaking, breathing and swallowing. Cancer, unwanted bone growth, inflammatory cyst formation, retrograde ejaculation, male sterility, and paralysis have also been linked to “off-label” use of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft.
Q. What types of damages can I collect in a personal injury claim?
A. The various types of damages a victim may recover compensation for in a claim involving a dangerous or defective product like the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, include past, current, and future medical bills, lost wages, impaired earning capacity, loss of quality of life, emotional anguish, rehabilitation expenses, physical pain, loss of household services, and loss of relations (if applicable).
Q. How can an attorney help?
A. An experienced Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit attorney at the law firm of Estey Bomberger can handle every aspect of your claim, including the filing of claim paperwork. After filing your claim, we will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence. Once we have gathered enough evidence, we can help you establish negligence on the part of the manufacturer. Every case is treated as if it is our only case and we will not rest until our clients are compensated fairly for damages associated with a dangerous medical device.
Q. I’m concerned about the cost of hiring a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit lawyer. Will I need to advance any funds?
A. At Estey Bomberger, you need not worry about the cost of legal representation. Our Medtronic defective medical device lawyers will not ask you to pay any fees until and unless compensation has been won for you. We will advance all litigation costs and you will not be asked for a retainer fee. We also offer free, no obligation consultations to all potential clients. Please contact our firm today to learn how our years of experience representing the injured and bereaved can be used to get you funds for injury-related damages.