Did You or a Loved One Suffer Serious Complications After Spinal Fusion Surgery?
The manufacturer of the Infuse Bone Graft System, Medtronic, influenced medical studies in an attempt to hide the dangers associated with Infuse from the public, according to U.S. senators. This behavior means people like yourself may have underwent surgery involving Infuse without knowing the full risks involved.
Extensive research links the Infuse Bone Graft system to alarming and potentially fatal injuries, including:
- Uncontrolled/Ectopic bone growth
- Airway swelling and compression
- Nerve damage
If spinal surgery with Infuse caused any of these injuries if you or someone you know, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced attorneys can fight to get you the compensation you deserve by holding Medtronic accountable for its actions.
U.S. Senate: Medtronic Paid Doctors Who Downplayed Risks of Infuse
In October 2012, a Senate committee completed a 15-month investigation and concluded Medtronic edited or partially wrote articles in at least 11 medical journals that minimized the risks associated with Infuse while overstating those of alternative treatments. Furthermore, the doctors who primarily authored the articles had been paid a total of $210 million by Medtronic in “consulting” and other fees over 14 years. The resulting articles were so biased that other doctors took note, issuing their own study in 2011 that said the adverse effects associated with Infuse were 10-50x more prevalent than reported in the Medtronic-friendly studies.
Medtronic must be held responsible for its behavior. People look to medical journals to provide unbiased information from qualified experts, not articles shaped by a manufacturer’s agenda.
Filing a claim against Medtronic will not change what happened to you, but it can bring you the compensation you are rightfully owed. It will also show Medtronic and other medical device makers that there are consequences to their actions. Contact us today to gain aggressive representation from an attorney who is determined to hold Medtronic accountable. Compensation may be available for:
- Medical bills
- Future treatment
- Lost income
- Physical and emotional pain
- Other Related financial burdens