Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Lawyers

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted December 4, 2008


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now evaluating and reviewing the potential for Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuits on behalf of individuals who received the bone stimulator during a cervical spine fusion, or neck surgery. The use of the Medtronic bone graft in the cervical spine has been associated with serious and life-threatening complications.


The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a man-made liquid bone stimulator that is used to promote bone growth and replace damaged spinal disks by filling in the gaps between vertebrae. Although it has only been approved by the FDA for use in the lumbar spine and during certain dental bone grafting procedures, the bone stimulator has been widely used “off-label” in the cervical spine or neck.

Use of the Infuse bone graft in the cervical spine has been associated with the potential development of severe neck swelling, which may compress the airway and the nerves. This could cause problems to develop within days or weeks of surgery, including difficulty breathing, trouble swallowing, inability to speak, respiratory arrest or even death.

Medtronic currently faces a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice involving their promotion and marketing of the Infuse bone stimulator for use in the cervical spine. Although they have never established that it is safe and effective when used in the cervical spine, Medtronic placed profits before patient safety to increase sales of the device.

According to the Wall Street Journal, what is believed to be the first Medtronic Infuse bone graft lawsuit has recently been filed in California involving the use of this device in the cervical spine. The lawsuit alleges that Medtronic encouraged the Plaintiffs’ doctors to use the Infuse bone graft in the cervical spine, and that representatives from Medtronic were even present during the surgery.

The Medtronic Infuse bone graft lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. suspect that this situation is not unique, as many other individuals throughout the United States have experienced cervical fusion surgery complications caused by use of the Medtronic bone stimulator.

If you, a friend or family member have experienced compliations or problems following use of the Medtronic Infuse bone graft in the cervical spine or neck, contact our attorneys to evaluate whether compensation may be available. To review a potential case, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Connie says:

    Help. I have had this surgery done in 7/09 and have not been released from the dr. yet.

    Posted on July 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm

  • jennifer says:

    my husband had this done in 2005. had had severe low back/leg pain ever since. help! this has destroyed our lives. he is now permanently disabled. first fusion didnt take, surgery after surgery, drug addiction, depression, too much! fucking doctors!!. i need a lawyer that will NAIL ALL THEIR ASSES TO THE WALL. My husband is 33 years old and this started when he was 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on February 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

  • Shelley says:

    I was in a car wreck brain trauma neck and spinal cord broken jaw ect My life changed so fast! Doctor Arthur of Hot springs, AR surgeon told my Mom I needed ER surgery she gave him $5000.00 up front as deductiable the Surgery was 46,000.00 total… to start he never went over what his procedure to anyone or what the outcome would be! I was too sick to know anything this was 4/8/2005 my life has dramatically changed! I complain everyday because of chronic pain Doctor Arthur would never return any of my Moms calls …I was having breathing problems I began 2 yrs ago having swallowing issues…this has been thrown to the side as its NOTHING i have a new diagn each year!!. Doctors dont listen they just want your Money!! im told I severe Fibromyalia and I have seizures everyday is a fight to walk and be as normal as I can be I get injections in my neck and hip and back for severe chronic pain. I cant raise my neck or move it to the right…I have issues writting and my feet cant touch the bed ..holding the phone to my ear is hard…………..I knew something wasnt right!! to top it off i went to Hospital recent because my neck was so bad and my blood work came back abnormal on 2 different visits…this is what I’m told……….aww you just have a infection BS I’m on Disability and recieve Medacaid when Doctors see you coming they dont care about your PAIN!!! I take 15 pills a day to walk around…………………………………YES NAIL ALL OF THEIR ASSES TO THE WALL!!

    Posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

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