Medical technological advancements in one area often lead to unintended advancements in others. For instance, a drug developed for one condition could end up positively impacting another. However, that’s not always true for medical devices. Stretching the intended capacity of surgical devices can lead to a host of complications, which is certainly the case for the Infuse bone graft system.
The Medtronic Infuse bone graft system is used in neck and spinal surgeries to promote healthy bone growth in recovery. Originally, it was intended for use in anterior lumbar fusion surgery. But the product has been utilized in a number of unapproved procedures, which can lead to irregular bone growth during recovery.
Since the FDA approved the bone graft system, it has been used to treat more than 500,000 patients, many of which have suffered serious health complications as a result, including:
- compression of the airway and/or neurological structures in the neck
- difficulty swallowing, breathing, or speaking
- infection at the surgical site
- irregular bone growth
- nerve pain or damage
- swollen neck and throat tissue
If you or someone you love suffered health complications after a surgery involving the Infuse bone graft system, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced Infuse bone graft lawyers today for a free evaluation of your claim. The manufacturer may be financially responsible for what you’ve gone through, so contact us today.