When Medtronic Financial Murkiness Leads to a Kentucky Infuse Lawsuit

Matthew L. White
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9/6/2011
Matthew L. White
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Medtronic, a medical device company, is being investigated due to serious health complications of their product Infuse, which they failed to reveal in published medical literature. If you've suffered side effects after using Infuse, you'll want to contact a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer about filing a Medtronic claim for an Infuse lawsuit.

A U.S. Senate committee received reports that Medtronic-funded doctors were aware of health risks associated with Infuse but neglected to report them in medical journal articles. The Senate responded by launching an investigation.

Medtronic's Infuse has been used by more than 2,000 surgeons nationwide and has brought in several hundred million dollars a year in revenue. Surgeons and researchers who received large annual payments from Medtronic performed clinical testing and/or co-authored articles in medical journals that promoted Infuse, according to MedPage Today.

These paid prominent surgeons failed to report the serious complications associated with Infuse, such as: 

  • cancer and cyst formation;
  • male sterility;
  • breathing, swallowing and speaking difficulties; and
  • ectopic bone formation. 

Interestingly, evidence suggests that doctors with no financial ties to Medtronic do not report the same positive results in their clinical trials that Medtronic-funded doctors report.

If companies such as Medtronic are concealing serious medical complications simply to increase profits, they need to be held accountable for their actions. Contact a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer if you've experienced negative side effects from an Infuse graft. Learn about what you can do to file a Medtronic claim for an infuse lawsuit.

Contacting a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Attorney

Companies that withhold pertinent side effect information from the public should be held responsible for their actions. A Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your Medtronic Infuse claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210- 8942.



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