Medtronic, manufacturer of the spinal device Infuse, is undergoing a Senate-initiated investigation due to allegations of failing to report serious health complications. If you're one of the thousands of patients who need to file an Infuse claim to receive compensation, contact a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer about a Medtronic lawsuit.
FDA reports are at odds with reports published by Medtronic-supported researchers. The FDA's findings show that the bone growth protein used in Infuse results in adverse effects. However, none of the Medtronic-funded studies report any of these health complications.
On June 21, 2011, two members of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to Medtronic demanding copies of all communications they've had regarding postoperative Infuse events.
The Senate requested to see all interactions between Medtronic and:
- medical journals;
- the FDA;
- clinical investigators; and
- physicians' consultants for Infuse.
The main concern the Senate has is that Medtronic was aware of the hazardous side effects that Infuse can impose, such as cancer, sterility and unwanted bone growth and that they purposely failed to report the facts.
And because up to 40%of the spinal fusions in the country are now using this product, it has become a real public health concern, according to Medscape News.
If you've experienced side effects due to using Infuse or a similar device, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries by filing an Infuse claim. Consult with a Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer about the possibility of a Medtronic lawsuit.
Contacting a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The Senate is investigating Medtronic activities, and you may need to file an Infuse claim or pursue a Medtronic lawsuit to recover compensation. A Kentucky medical malpractice lawyer at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your 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.