The Medtronic defective lawsuit attorneys at the law firm of Estey Bomberger are currently investigating claims of serious injury or death related to the misuse of the dangerous medical device. In July 2008, the Food and Drug Administration warned that use of the Infuse Bone Graft in the cervical (neck) region of the spine could cause serious medical complications, including paralysis, nerve damage, and death. Currently, the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is only approved for use in the lumbar (lower back) region of the spine and in some dental procedures. Despite the dangers associated with “off-label” use of the bone graft, thousands of patients have undergone cervical spinal fusion procedures.
Off-label use of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft medical device can cause:
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Nerve damage/nerve impingement
- Ectopic bone growth
- Difficulty swallowing, talking, and breathing
- Male sterility
- Uncontrolled bone growth
- Compressed airway
- Inflammatory cyst formation
- Wrongful death.
Product Liability Claims
Cases involving defective or dangerous medical devices, such as the Infuse Bone Graft, fall under an area of law known as product liability. Manufacturers like Medtronic have a responsibility to design and manufacture a safe product. Medical device manufacturers are also responsible for instructing users how to use a product safely. Allegedly, Medtronic encouraged physicians to use the bone graft for treatment of cervical spine damage and intentionally downplayed the risks associated with the off-label use of their product.
At Estey Bomberger, our Medtronic defective medical device attorneys have the legal expertise and financial resources needed to help victims prove the manufacturer acted negligently. We have successfully recovered large settlements and verdicts for clients seriously injured by a defective or dangerous product, including a $17.5 million verdict in a product liability case involving a defective piece of machinery.
Recovering Compensation for Injury-Related Damages
If you or someone you know suffered a serious injury after receiving an Infuse Bone Graft in the cervical area of the spine, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation from the manufacturer for injury-related damages, such as past, current, and future medical bills, past, current, and future lost earnings, impaired earning capacity, pharmaceutical costs, therapy expenses, disability, loss of relations (if applicable), mental anguish, and physical pain.
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you lost a loved one as a result of the off-label use of a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for damages associated with your loss, including funeral bills, deceased’s anticipated earnings, loss of support, loss of companionship, and loss of love. The Medtronic defective medical device lawyers at Estey Bomberger know how difficult it can be to go through the legal process after suffering a devastating loss. Let us help you through the legal process to ensure justice is served.
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The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit attorneys at Estey Bomberger take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay any fees until your case is won. Although unlikely, if we are unable to win your case, you do not have to pay any fees. Please call our law firm now to learn if you are entitled to compensation. There is no fee to call. Also visit our Facebook page for more information and resources.