The Infuse Bone Graft is a medical device consisting of a bio-engineered protein that is surgically implanted between the vertebrae during spinal fusion surgeries to promote bone growth.
In July 2008, the FDA issued a warning after receiving multiple reports of life-threatening complications caused by the bone protein. Medtronic, the manufacturer of Infuse Bone Graft, allegedly promoted the use of the bone protein in unapproved settings including the upper back and neck regions.
The alert was in response to 38 adverse event reports from patients who experienced complications after the device was inserted in the cervical/neck region. These reports described how patients had trouble breathing, speaking, and swallowing because the device caused uncontrolled bone growth to obstruct the airways and throat.
The manufacturers also allegedly failed to warn patients and doctors about the severity of Infuse Bone Graft complications when used in the lower back.
Thousands of patients across the country have since reported serious side effects from spinal fusion surgeries involving unapproved uses of the Infuse Bone Graft.
If you or a loved one were implanted with an Infuse Bone Graft and suffered:
You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.
There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.
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