Infuse bone grafts are used to treat patients who suffer from crippling back pain because of arthritis or other forms of degenerative disease. However, even though these medical devices are known to increase mobility and reduce pain of a patient who has an aged or injured back, in recent years there have been various reports of serious complications resulting from infuse bone graft procedures.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our Michigan Infuse Bone Graft Lawyers are actively pursuing lawsuits on behalf of patients injured due to the defective nature of the implant.
According to research, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) products are associated with a 43 percent higher overall complication rate. The reason BMP products are so popular is because Infuse Bone Grafts allow a patient to dismiss a second surgery to harvest bone from the hip. However, recent reports show that Infuse Bone Grafts have the same or greater risks of complications as harvesting bone from the hip.
Although new technology may allow for faster recovery time and decreased scarring, complications are much more common now and in some cases quite severe. In part, many complications do arise due to the materials the bone grafts are made of. Most reports of patients who suffer complications are those who have had an Infuse Bone Graft implanted made my Medtronic. Currently, there are several lawsuits pending against Medtronic due to their production of an unsafe product that causes severe complications and even death.
Types of Infuse Bone Graft Complications
There are many different types of Infuse Bone Graft surgery complications. They include:
- Inflammatory reactions
- Back and leg pain
- Implant displacement
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Male sterility
- Ectopic bone formation
Filing A Michigan Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit
Patients who suffer from complications due to the defective nature of the bone graft manufactured by Medtronic do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a defective medical device lawsuit against for their injuries. Often times these lawsuits result in significant settlements for the patient. These claims seek damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs incurred to date
- Medical expenses for any future treatment or surgery
- Lost wages
- Spousal damages
- Punitive damages
Contact Your Michigan Infuse Bone Graft Lawyer
If you or your loved one has had an Infuse Bone Graft implanted and as a result suffers from crippling back pain or other serious complications, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We are currently accepting cases involving patients who have been suffering from significant problems from defective medical devices such as Infuse Bone Grafts, including those made by Medtronic. Call today for your free legal consultation and determine whether or not you have basis to file a legal claim against the manufacturer.