St. Louis Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer

Each Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyer at our St. Louis personal injury law firm is currently offering free legal consultations to parties who suffered injury or the loss of a loved one after receiving Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft.  We have access to evidence that Medtronic exercised negligence in marketing Infuse for off-label use in cervical surgery and we can help victims recover the compensation they deserve.

Contact us today to learn more from a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyer at our firm, serving St. Louis and the Metro-East Illinois area.  We offer:

  • A free, no-obligation case evaluation with Medtronic Infuse lawyer in the St. Louis or Metro-East Illinois area
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments
  • Helping Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft victims throughout the St. Louis area

What is Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft?

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft contains recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP), a substance that is found naturally in the body.  Infuse is a powder that is mixed with sterile water and then applied to collagen sponges.  A doctor places these sponges in small metal cages, then inserts them between the vertebrae where they will act as scaffolding to offer support to the spine while new bone grows between the vertebrae.

The FDA has approved Medtronic Infuse as a treatment for degenerative disc disease and open fractures of the tibia, and it has also been approved for use in two dental bone grafting procedures.  However, Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has not been approved for use in cervical (neck) surgeries or in any other procedures.

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injuries

When used in cervical surgery Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft can cause serious and even life-threatening injuries.  The FDA warned surgeons about the potential side effects associated with off-label use of Infuse in neck surgery, stating that up to 75% of adverse event reports the agency received regarding Infuse were in reference to off-label use of the product.  Patients who received Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft in an off-label capacity may suffer the following injuries:

  • Cancer
  • Paralysis
  • Compression of airway
  • Ectopic bone growth
  • Difficulties swallowing, speaking, or breathing
  • Male sterility
  • Impingement of nerves and nerve damage
  • Swelling of the neck
  • Inflammatory cyst formation
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Uncontrolled bone growth
  • Unwanted bone growth
  • Death

Lawsuits: Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyers at our St. Louis-area firm are currently interviewing victims of Infuse injury for potential dangerous medical device lawsuits.  Though doctors are allowed to use medical products for off-label uses, it is not legal to advertise medical products for use in an off-label capacity.  We have evidence that Medtronic sales associated encouraged surgeons to use Infuse off-label.  Even more troubling, the Wall Street Journal has reported in a story corroborated by Medtronic that the company paid a surgeon $800,000 to falsify results of a study regarding use of Infuse in off-label neck surgery.

A Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawyer from our Metro-East Illinois firm can build a lawsuit around the following claims: negligence, breach of warranty, liability for a defective product, misrepresentation, and more.

Contact a St. Louis Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer

If you suffered injury or the loss of a loved one as a result of receiving Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, a lawyer at our St. Louis firm can help you pursue the full compensation to which you are legally entitled in a dangerous medical device lawsuit.  Contact us today for your free legal consultation.