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Patients who have received the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft may face an increased risk of serious side effects like nerve damage (including cauda equina syndrome), uncontrolled bone growth, male sterility, cancer, and other injuries. This medical device is especially risky when implanted in the neck. Please watch our video to learn more.
The Medtronic Bone Graft consists of an LT-Cage, collagen sponge, and recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (rhBMP-2). The device is implanted to stabilize the spine and promote bone growth. The FDA approved the Infuse Bone Graft in July 2002 for use for use in Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) in order to treat degenerative disc disease. The Medtronic device is not approved for use in the neck (cervical region) or middle back (thoracic region) of the spine. Patients who have had the device implanted in these areas have experienced abnormal bone growth, which caused difficulty breathing, speaking, and swallowing. Also, it is not approved for lateral or posterior approaches. This means that surgeons should not implant the device by making an incision in the side (lateral) or back (posterior). The FDA has only approved a frontal (anterior) surgery approach.
Unfortunately, doctors have used the Infuse Bone Graft for "unapproved" or "off-label" uses and surgical approaches. The Senate Finance Committee has also alleged that Medtronic illegally promoted the device for these uses by paying doctors millions of dollars. A growing number of injured patients have now filed Medtronic lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, then you should talk to an attorney about your legal rights. Our law firm has over 24 years of experience handling personal injury lawsuits. We are now working with experienced Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyers across the country who are handling these cases. There is no legal fee unless you receive a settlement or award for your spinal fusion injuries. Call us toll-free anytime at 1-800-992-6878 or visit http://www.good-legal-advice.com to learn more.