When Alan (not his real name) received a cervical spinal fusion two years ago, he never imagined the misery he would go through. When he woke up from surgery, he immediately knew something was wrong. He felt like he was choking, and although the doctors told him it would improve, it never did. Instead, it just got worse and now he coughs and chokes constantly.
Another patient, Cathy, received an Infuse bone graft and immediately began experiencing pain so severe that it caused her to use Fentanyl patches for over a year. She developed a severe spinal infection and has had to have two blood transfusions. Her surgeon told Cathy that her back looks like Swiss cheese and she expects to live her life in pain because of her Medtronic bone graft.
Patients who received a Medtronic Infuse bone graft in the cervical spine or lumbar spine have reported numerous medical complications and life-threatening symptoms, including:
- Difficulty breathing and swallowing
- Trouble speaking
- Compression of the airway
- Neuropathy and permanent nerve damage
- Broken cervical bones or lumbar bones
- Excessive bone growth in the neck or back
- Radiating pain
- Implant dislodgement
- Male sterility, retrograde ejaculation, or other urogenital injuries
- Acute swelling
- Inflammatory reactions
Medtronic is now in serious legal trouble concerning the use of their Infuse bone graft—especially in off-label use. Nearly 75% of all Medtronic lawsuits stem from the use of their bone graft in the cervical spine-something that it was never approved for. Yet Medtronic allegedly encouraged the off-label use of their Infuse product and this has caused serious injuries and deaths to hundreds of patients across the country.
National Medtronic Lawsuit Attorneys
If you or someone you love has suffered a major medical complication because of Medtronic’s off-label use of Infuse bone graft, it is important to know that you are not alone. To learn more about filing a Medtronic lawsuit call the experienced Medtronic lawsuit lawyers at Phillips Law Firm today. Call us at 1-800-708-6000. Our national Medtronic lawsuit attorneys are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation.