Navigation Links
Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Questioned As Allegations Unfold – Bisnar | Chase Attorneys Offer Free Consultations
Date:7/3/2012

Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) July 03, 2012

According to a public health notification released by the FDA in July of 2008, Infuse bone graft products were used in procedures that the FDA did not grant approval for use with this product.

Senator Max Baucus has personally written a letter to Medtronic stating that "These reports that doctors conducting medical trials while on Medtronic’s payroll may have hidden serious side effects for patients are deeply troubling".

John Bisnar, managing partner of the Bisnar | Chase law firm, alleges that patients who have suffered injuries while utilizing the Infuse Bone Graft devices may be eligible for compensation.

According to Medtronic’s numbers, 500,000 patients have been treated with the Infuse Bone Graft product. The product was designed to assist in the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD).

Infuse (recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2, rhBMP) is a genetically engineered protein that would normally be found naturally in one’s body. Medtronic claims that if it is used properly, one can stimulate bone formation and avoid additional surgeries during treatment.

The FDA's 2008 public health notification stated that reports had been received associating life-threatening complications with rhBMP when used in the cervical spine. The notification went on to say that “the safety and effectiveness of rhBMP in the cervical spine have not been demonstrated and these products are not approved by the FDA for this use.”

The numbers released by the FDA in their public health notification included 38 reports detailing complications when using Infuse Bone Graft products in cervical spine fusion. Similar complications were reported including swelling of the throat tissue and compression of the airway. Some patients had difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing.

According to the Journal Sentinel's June 27th Watchdog Report, a number of complications were associated with use of the Infuse Bone Graft product amongst human trial participants between 2000 and 2009. The report alleges that the Medtronic sponsored trials were conducted by physicians that failed to report the severity of the side effects sustained by the participants.

The doctors associated with the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft clinical trials stated that "Although not desirable, bone formation in the spinal canal does not appear to have a discernible effect on patient outcomes." "Even though bone formed, no negative outcomes were found," according to the Journal Sentinel.

Reports to the FDA, cited in and leading to their public health notification, produced evidence to the contrary.

Brian Chase, Infuse Bone Graft attorney, has been assisting defective product victims for decades. Mr. Chase has observed first-hand the devastation that product defect victims undergo following the negligence of large corporations.

“Too often, large companies produce products without their consumer’s safety in mind. Product defect victims do not want to believe that businesses may be operated by people who place the priority of their profit margins above their consumer’s level of safety.”

“When manufacturers fail to provide a reasonable level of safety for those who use their products, victims have a right to pursue compensation for their medical expenses, as well as any pain and suffering that may have been caused”, says Brian Chase.

About: Bisnar | Chase, Infuse Bone Graft Lawyers, Orange County, CA

Bisnar | Chase is an Orange County, California based defective product law firm that has developed a reputation as trusted professionals delivering outstanding results. Brian Chase, senior partner, has obtained several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his product defect clients, including a 24.7 million dollar verdict in August of 2011.

Bisnar | Chase attorneys assist product defect victims throughout the United States.

For matters involving defective products, contact the Bisnar | Chase Infuse Bone Graft lawyers at 800-561-4887 or visit their website at http://www.bestattorney.com/california-class-action-attorneys.html.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/7/prweb9663343.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers test drug combinations to prevent graft vs. host disease
2. Miami Children’s Hospital Performs First Nerve Repair Surgery Using Avance® Nerve Graft Technology
3. Donor aortic graft improves reconstruction after partial laryngectomy
4. Fish Oil Doesnt Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts
5. Value of Metformin, Insulin Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Questioned
6. IOC Takes Decisive Action on Ticketing Allegations
7. Prions and cancer: A story unfolding
8. From herd immunity and complacency to group panic: How vaccine scares unfold
9. Fox Chase researchers find no disparities in imaging before breast cancer surgery
10. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers to Help All Woman Who Used Fosamax For Osteoporosis and Then Had an Unexplained a Femur Break Get to the Best Attorneys
11. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges US Navy Veterans Or Individuals With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys & Treatment Options
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping ... fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness ... size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on ... Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability ... fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, ... Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the ... Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard ... MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and ... the five finalists of Lyme Innovation , ... than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated ... by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients ... hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients ... get any needed testing done in the comfort of her own ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: