Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Information: In 2002, the FDA granted Medtronic approval for its Infuse Bone Graft, a man-made bone growth product for limited use in the lumbar spine region. Despite this limited scope of approval, Medtronic, Inc. allegedly promoted off-label uses of the Infuse Bone Graft, including surgeries in the cervical spine, the thoracic spine, and also lateral and posterior approach of the lumbar spine. According to a recent New York Times article:
“Reports that doctors conducting medical trials while on Medtronic’s payroll may have hidden serious side effects for patients are deeply troubling,” Senator Baucus said in a statement. “We need to do everything we can to ensure companies aren’t concealing serious medical complications from patients just to increase profits,” he added.
Off-Label Use of the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Linked to Injuries
- Severe swelling of the neck or throat
- Excess bone growth in the spine
- Chronic and severe pain in the legs or arms (inflammatory reaction)
- Male infertility
- Pancreatic, prostate, or breast cancer
- Nerve damage
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