The Infuse Bone Graft has been sold in the U.S. for a little more than a decade, and it is now primarily used “off-label” — for surgical procedures that were not approved by the FDA. Unfortunately, some of these “off-label” surgeries carry serious risks. In 2008, the FDA warned that using Infuse in the neck could cause life-threatening swelling. Unfortunately, hundreds of people have been injured by Infuse. Many people who suffered excessive bone growth, swelling, nerve damage, or other complications are now seeking justice by filing a West Virginia Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit.
Need a West Virginia Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer? If you or your loved one is a resident of West Virginia and suffered from an Infuse Bone Graft side effect, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you file a West Virginia Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
What is the problem with Infuse Bone Graft?
Infuse Bone Graft is approved for a select group of surgeries, including one type of spinal surgery performed in the lower back. When it is used in other areas of the spine, such as the neck, this is considered “off-label” (not FDA approved). Unfortunately, these “off-label” procedures are associated with a high level of complications, including permanent disabilities and death.
Medtronic Inc. is currently under investigation from the U.S. government for engaging in illicit marketing practices. The company is accused of paying a group of 13 doctors more than $210 million in royalties, consulting fees, and other payments over 15 years. These doctors produced a large amount of research that touted the advantages of the Infuse over traditional bone-grafting techniques, all while neglecting to include risk information. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee later found that Medtronic wrote and edited many of the articles before they were published.
Infuse Bone Graft Side Effects
Many people who suffered a major complication after being treated with the Infuse Bone Graft may qualify for significant financial compensation. Some of the devastating side effects linked to Infuse include:
- Excessive bone growth
- Bone growth in unintended locations
- Impinged nerves
- Extreme or chronic pain
- Abnormal sensations in the arms or legs
- Sudden, severe swelling in the neck
- Problems breathing, speaking, swallowing
- Need for additional surgery
- Male sterility; retrograde ejaculation
- And more
Do I Have a West Virginia Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Infuse Bone Graft lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Infuse Bone Graft lawsuits in West Virginia.
Free West Virginia Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was treated with Infuse Bone Graft and suffered a severe side effect, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.