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Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Failure Allegation Lawsuits Information Bank for Consumers Now Available through Resource4thePeople
Date:5/15/2013

calls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

Resource4thePeople also notes that a federal lawsuit** was filed in March in the Southern District of Ohio against Medtronic Inc. and an Ohio surgeon who, according to complaint, was a paid Medtronic consultant in addition to his professional duties.

The lawsuit includes allegations that 88 patients are claiming that underwent spine surgeries involving bone protein that they did not consent to and have suffered detrimental side effects for which they are seeking compensation.

The lawsuit claims that "medically unnecessary, experimental spine surgeries" were performed "using falsely and improperly marketed Medtronic medical devices and drugs," according to allegations contained in the court file.

Resource4thePeople also said that the allegations filed in the new lawsuit raise more questions about the relationships between physicians and Medtronic over fees paid to the doctors that have come under criticism*** from U.S. Senate Finance Committee investigators.

“The revelations included in the Oct. 25, 2012 report by the Senate Finance Committee involving payments to doctors and the downplaying of dangerous side effects from this medical device have raised serious questions among patients who underwent these surgeries and have contacted us," said Resource4thePeople spokesman William Howell.

Resource4thePeople said that over the last few months such inquiries have increased as a result of news media reports about the findings of the committee’s investigation into Medtronic’s spending of millions of dollars to doctors and researchers in return for studies favorable to the Infuse device.

The Medtronic Infuse bone graft was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a sanctioned medical device design
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