Houston Infuse Bone Graft Attorney
About Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Litigation
Houston Infuse Bone Graft Attorney that fights until a winning verdict is received. Infuse Bone Graft is a metallic, thimble-sized device filled with genetically engineered human protein implanted in the body to generate new bone meant to stabilize the spine after spinal fusion surgery.
The FDA in 2008 issued a Public Health Notification: Life- threatening Complications Associated with Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Cervical Spine Fusion.
The agency originally approved Infuse Bone Graft in 2002 only for use in lower spinal surgery to promote bone growth. Medtronic, however, has promoted Infuse to doctors for non-FDA-approved surgeries, which include cervical or lumbar fusion. Such unapproved or off-label uses have caused serious, sometimes life-threatening problems.
Infuse Bone Graft Uses
Infuse Bone Graft Health Problems:
› Uncontrolled bone growth
› Ectopic bone growth
› Inflammatory cyst formation
› Increased cancer risk (esp. pancreatic, breast and prostate)
› Difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing
› Retrograde Ejaculation
› Respiratory failure
› Nerve damage
› Erectile Dysfunction
› Additional surgeries to remove unwanted bone formation
› Bone dissolution
› Worsened back and radiating leg pain
Off-label marketing occurs whenever a drug maker markets a drug for a purpose not approved by the FDA. Medtronic’s off-label promotions of Infuse and subsequent injuries reported as a result of those off-label uses have left the company vulnerable to litigation from victims of those off-label uses.
Medtronic also trained medical staffs to perform surgical procedures using Infuse in the neck (off label). The company also allegedly paid doctors millions to write articles promoting off-label use of Infuse and to publish that pro-Infuse propaganda in medical journals. All of this marketing for off-label uses behind the curtain was done without the FDA’s ever having approved Infuse for surgeries on the neck and cervical spine.
Houston Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer
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Contact a Houston Infuse Lawyer today if you have been injured as a result of off-label use of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. Gary Tucker and Associates provide free case consultation for Infuse Bone Graft Cases in Houston.