Maryland Spinal Fusion Surgery Lawsuits Over Potentially “Fake” Parts Used at Baltimore Washington Medical Center
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals who underwent spinal fusion at University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center between 2007 and 2013, where “fake” or counterfeit parts may have been used as part of a potential fraud scheme linked to a surgeon at the hospital.
University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center has reportedly sent letters to about 250 patients who may have received counterfeit spinal fusion screws, which could pose serious health risks.
The letters involve problems with spinal fusion products supplied by the now-closed Spinal Solutions, LLC, which was a California company that appears to have intermingled counterfeit, low quality screws and rods with authentic medical devices it distributed for other manufacturers.
According to claims raised in recent lawsuits filed by some insurance companies, one of the hospital’s surgeons, Dr. Randy Davis, has allegedly engaged in a kickback scheme with Spinal Solutions, receiving nearly half a million dollars in consulting fees in connection with the hospital’s purchase of potentially counterfeit screws and other components from Spinal Solutions, which may have been used between 2007 and 2013.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Washington Medical Center is continuing to investigate the claims, and has indicated that it is not clear whether counterfeit parts were used in patients as part of the apparent spinal fusion fraud.
If counterfeit spinal fusion parts were used at University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center, individuals may face a risk of serious injury as a result of the substandard components, including:
- Spinal Implant Failure
- Movement of Spinal Screws
- Back Injuries
- The Need For Revision Surgery
Financial compensation may be available through a spinal fusion fraud lawsuits or class action lawsuit for individuals treated at Baltimore Washington Medical Center where counterfeit screws from Spinal Solutions were used. The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals determine if they may be entitled to pursue a case.
If you or a loved one experienced problems after undergoing spinal fusion at Baltimore Washington Medical Center between 2007 and 2013, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.