"There is a potential for electrical shorting, internal to the SynchroMed infusion pump. An electrical short circuit in a feedthrough may present as a motor stall or low battery reset/alarm and may lead to a loss of or reduction in therapy. This may result in the return of underlying symptoms and/or withdrawal symptoms. Use of this recalled product may result in serious adverse health consequences, including death."
The models identified by the FDA are the SynchroMed II, Model 8637 (20 ml or 40 ml reservoir size) and SynchroMed EL Programmable Pumps, Models 8626, 8626L, 8627, 8627L (10 ml or 18 ml reservoir size).
"If you have been injured because of factors described by the FDA recall involving malfunctioning Medtronic SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Infusion Pump, you may have a right to seek compensation for your injuries," said Resource4thePeople.
"Our experienced, aggressive national network of attorneys is now available to review the facts of your case and advise you of the legal options that may be available to you to seek compensation for medical costs, treatment, pain and suffering and other expenses."
Consumers should not confuse these products with the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft product, as no current FDA recalls have taken place on the Infuse Bone Graft product, Infuse has been continuously approved by the FDA since 2002.
"However, Medtronic's marketing practices were the subject of a scathing review by U.S. Senate investigators in a report that was issued last year and raised serious questions involving the marketing of the Infuse," said Resource4thePeople.
Here is a part of the report** which was released by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on October 25, 2012:
"Without public disclosure of their roles, Medtronic employees collaborated with physician authors to edit – and in some cases, write – segments of published studie
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