Medtronic Infuse | Serious Side Effects Lawyers
Have you been harmed by a spinal fusion using Infuse? Medtronic, a company with a dubious track record on product safety, is once again in the news. And, once again, the reports are about its synthetic bone growth product Infuse.
In 2002, the Federal Drug Administration approved Infuse for anterior approach fusions in the lower back. An anterior approach means that the doctor goes through patient’s front. The FDA did not approve Infuse for lateral approach (through the patient’s side) or a posterior approach (through the patient’s back). Nor was infuse approved for use in the neck.
However, doctors have been using Infuse “off-label” for cervical (neck) spinal fusions and lateral or posterior lumbar (lower back) fusions, often with disastrous results.
Unwanted bone growth in the neck can result in:
- difficulty with breathing and swallowing
- emergency surgery
- the placement of feeding tubes
- revision surgery (additional surgery needed to fix the problem)
Other reported problems with Infuse include:
- male sterility
- bone loss
- unwanted bone growth
- nerve damage
If your doctor used Infuse for your spinal fusion surgery and you were harmed, call us. There may be a limited timeframe in which to make a claim and if you hesitate to file suit within the specified time limit, you may lose your opportunity forever. At Brown & Crouppen, our team of attorneys can help you pursue financial compensation for the pain, suffering, and medical costs that you have sustained as a result of Infuse. Call Brown & Crouppen toll-free: 877-895-9191 for your free legal consultation, or save time with our online contact form.