South Carolina Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer Who Puts People First
Medtronic infuse bone grafts are composed of a genetically engineered protein rhBMP-2 and a carrier, a type of collagen which releases the protein over time and provides the framework to replace the defective bone in the patient. When used for off label purposes, including cervical spine fusions, patients have a high risk of serious side effects, including death. Our infuse bone graft attorneys hold responsible parties accountable to patients who suffer severe injuries as a result of defective medical devices or devices used in off label procedures.
FDA Issues Public Heath Notification for Use on the Cervical Spine
FDA approved Medtronic infuse bone grafts in 2002 for patients with spinal fractures, scoliosis and other injuries of the lower spine in the lumbar region and for certain dental bone grafting procedures. The Medtronic infuse bone graft system is not approved for use in the upper spinal region or the cervical vertebrae.
In 2008, the FDA issued a public heath notification regarding an infuse bone graft warning for off label use. Despite this warning, many patients have been treated with the infuse bone graft in the cervical vertebrae area and are now suffering life-threatening complications as a result.
Infuse Bone Graft Side Effects and Symptoms
The infuse bone graft carries risks of severe side effects and damage even when used properly, but when used on patients for off label use, the risks greatly increase. The following side effects can be fatal:
- Nerve injuries and paralysis
- Intense chronic pain
- Swelling of the tissue in the neck
- Difficulty breathing, speaking and swallowing (dysphagia)
- Increased risk of all types of cancer
- Uro-genital damage, including sterilization in men
- Uncontrolled bone growth
Contact our Infuse Bone Graft Lawyers for More Information
Although there has not been an infuse bone graft recall or FDA recall at this time, patients who had the grafts used in their upper cervical spine and now suffer injuries can file infuse bone graft lawsuits to recover compensation for their injuries. Our drug injury lawyers represent individuals and families harmed by these medical devices and can obtain financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact our firm today for a free consultation to learn of the options that may be available to you.
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