ATTENTION: Spine surgery patients! The Medtronic INFUSE Bone Graft is a medical device used in the treatment of degenerative disc disease. The bone graft uses a genetically engineered version of a protein found naturally in the body to help fuse damaged vertebrae. The synthetic protein used in the medical device is called recombinant human bone morphogenetic or BMP, as it is also known.
Estey Bomberger, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, is currently investigating claims involving the INFUSE Bone Graft and has featured TV ads warning consumers of the dangers associated with the “off-label” use of the medical device.
Off-Label Use of the INFUSE Bone Graft
Since being launched in 2002, many patients unknowingly were fitted with an INFUSE Bone Graft in “off-label” procedures that were not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of a medical device for purposes not approved by the FDA is commonly referred to as off-label use.
As our television ad mentions, off-label use of the INFUSE Bone Graft has been linked to serious injuries, including:
- Ectopic bone growth/unwanted bone growth
- Uncontrolled bone growth
- Inflammatory cyst formation
- Male sterility
- Various types of cancers
- Chronic pain
- Nerve damage
- Retrograde ejaculation
Symptoms of an INFUSE Bone Graft complication, include:
- Difficulty talking
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the neck, throat, mouth, tongue, and shoulders
- Severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
You May Have a Claim for Compensation
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious complication as a result of undergoing a Medtronic INFUSE Bone graft off-label procedure, you may have a claim for compensation and should contact the dangerous product attorneys at Estey Bomberger immediately. We have helped many seriously injured individuals collect compensation for:
- Hospital stays
- Diagnostic tests
- Medical equipment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering.
Aggressive Legal Representation
At Estey Bomberger, we have established ourselves as aggressive litigators who are not afraid to go up against powerful insurance carriers and large medical device manufacturers. Our success in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases has garnered us recognition from our peers and those in the legal community. Using our vast resources, we can help you get the funds you need to move forward following a devastating injury.
Time is Limited
If you saw our television advertisement, you know that the amount of time to file a claim is limited. If you do not act quickly and you file a claim after the statute of limitations expires (time given to file a claim), you will not be allowed to pursue financial compensation for injury-related damages. Please call our firm today to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. If you prefer, a free case contact form can be emailed to our firm. Every case is taken on a no win, no fee basis.