Medtronic Infuse - Bone Graft
It seems that doctors and medical scientists are always coming out with more impressive medical products and devices. However, what is promised is not always what is ultimately delivered. Sometimes, a medical device may work for some patients but cause devastating or even potentially fatal complications for others, leaving some individuals in a more precarious state of health than before they were “treated” with the drug or device. Recently, there has been growing concern expressed by patients who received Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft products. This has led to not only several product liability lawsuits but also a stockholder derivative lawsuit filed by a disgruntled investor. If you or someone in your family has been treated with Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft and would like to know about your legal rights, the Traverse City and Grand Rapids bone graft injury lawyers at Neumann Law Group will be glad to take the time to discuss your options with you.
The allegations against Medtronic are numerous and sometimes complex. Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft may have been used off-label (for purposes other than those for which it received approval from the Food & Drug Administration), have been used incorrectly, have been implanted in some patients without their prior knowledge or consent, or simply be unreasonably dangerous. Traditionally, when a patient needed a bone graft, his or her surgeon harvested bone from another part of the patient’s body. Infuse Bone Graft, however, purports to produce new bone tissue at the site of implantation through the release of a genetically engineered version of the protein that regulates bone healing, which provides a “scaffold” into which new bone grows. Some patients have complained of chronic pain, weakness, abnormal bone growth, reproductive issues (in males), cancer, and difficulty speaking, swallowing, or breathing. This has led to numerous product liability cases against the manufacturer and other entities involved in distributing the device in Michigan and other states.Understanding the Legal Theories Supporting Liability
A bone graft injury attorney in Grand Rapids or Traverse City can advise injured consumers on their options in pursuing compensation. Companies that make or sell products that are unreasonably dangerous can be held liable for the medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages of people who have been injured by the faulty product. This is true with regard to both non-medical products such as airbags and medical devices like bone grafts, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and knee replacements.
Product liability claims can be based on various legal theories, including not only defective product design but also manufacturing or marketing defects or breach of contract. An experienced product liability attorney can review the facts of an injured person’s case and help him or her devise a thorough, comprehensive litigation strategy. One important thing to remember about a medical device product liability case for injuries resulting from Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft (or any other product, for that matter) is that claims must be filed within the statute of limitations, or they are almost always dismissed as untimely. While there a few exceptions to rules concerning timeliness, the vast majority of cases do not qualify for an exception. Thus, it is critically important that an injured person (or the family of a person who has passed away, in the case of a potential wrongful death lawsuit) speak to a Traverse City or Grand Rapids bone graft injury attorney as soon as possible after learning that they may have a possible claim against the maker or seller of a certain device.Learn More About Your Legal Rights Following a Bone Graft Injury
Pursuing a claim for monetary compensation following a medical product-related injury can be challenging. Consulting a knowledgeable attorney about your situation can get your case started in the right direction. For an appointment with a seasoned product liability attorney, call the Neumann Law Group at (800) 525-6386 or contact us online. We also handle cases in communities such as Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Muskegon, Midland, Holland, Kalamazoo, Detroit, Wyoming, Saginaw, Warren, Petoskey, and areas throughout the Upper Peninsula. Our firm provides a free consultation and handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe us anything unless we recover compensation for you. Contact us now to discuss your potential claim with a bone graft injury lawyer in Traverse City or Grand Rapids.