Infuse Bone Grafts
What are they?
Infuse Bone Grafts are used in certain spinal surgeries. The device was designed to be implanted after spinal surgery on the lower back. The device works by using a sponge and synthetic liquid to stimulate the bones to grow in the lower back.
Infuse Bone Graft Reports
In 2008, the FDA published a warning of life-threatening complications when the device is used in the neck. Thirty-eight reports have been received claiming problems with the device including swelling of the throat and the neck. Some patients have had serious complications such as suffocation, compression of the airway and/or nerve damage in the neck.
Infuse Bone Graft Complications
- Angioedema (swelling of the neck and throat, which can cause fatal suffocation)
- Male sterility
- Chronic pain that radiates into the arms and legs
- Respiratory depression
- Nerve damage
- Emergency surgery
- Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit
Lawsuits have been filed for the Infuse Bone Grafts company allegedly participating in illegal marketing. It was alleged the company paid 15 doctors $60 million to promote the product while downplaying the side effects. Other lawsuits include over 3,000 claims for complications of the device. The manufacturing company has set aside money to handle the many claims. If you or a loved one was injured or suffered severe complications with this device, contact the Carlson Law Firm and our team of experienced personal injury attorneys to see if you have a case.