According to U.S. Senators – Medtronic, the Manufacturer of the Infuse Bone Graft System, has been charged with unethically influencing medical studies in order to cover up the dangers with their product. This led to people like yourself having surgery without knowing all of the risks.
After a thorough investigation, these alarming injuries have been reported:
If you had spinal surgery and now have any of the injuries listed above contact us today for a free, no-hassle, no-obligation consultation. Our experienced lawyers can fight for your rights to get you the compensation you deserve by holding Medtronic accountable for its negligence.
In October 2012, Senate Finance Committee released the results of the 16-month investigation into the questionable ties between Medtronic and the physician consultants who were responsible for testing and reviewing Medtronic products. The report revealed that employees at Medtronic collaborated with physician authors to edit, and sometimes write portions of published studies on Infuse bone graft. These studies inaccurately represented the risks of the device because Medtronic paid a total of approximately $210 million over 14 years to have physician authors write biased information from November 1996 through December 2010.
From the Investigation, Baucus from the senate committee said it best, “Medical journal articles should convey an accurate picture of the risks and benefits of drugs and medical devices, but patients are at serious risk when companies distort the facts the way Medtronic has.”
Medtronic must be held accountable .
Its important to hold Medtronic accountable for concealing the dangers of their product. Off-label use of the Infuse bone graft led to complications when surgeons used it in methods that were not approved by the FDA. An investigation into the off-label use of Infuse bone graft was launched when nearly 300 complaints were filed with FDA citing side effects of the device. Previous to this surgeons received lucrative financial deals for writing favorably about off-label use of Infuse bone graft in medical literature.
Even if you are unsure of what kind of bone graft you may have received, it is imperative that you get your claim legally evaluated if you suffered complications following surgery. Contact us today at 1-888-952-9757 to receive a free evaluation of your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for: