Spinal Surgery Alert Involving Medtronic Implants

Medical Malpractice can occur when Medtronic Implants are improperly used during spinal surgery.

The New York medical malpractice lawyers of the Raphaelson and Levine Law Firm P.C. and the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm through our joint resources have identified improperly used Medtronic devices as an area of potential malpractice. The September 4, 2008, Wall Street Journal has confirmed that a potent substance used in spine-repair surgery to promote bone growth has been linked to life-threatening complications in dozens of patients.

Many of the complications involving the product, Medtronic Inc.'s "Infuse Bone Graft," have occurred during "off label" uses, when surgeons use it in ways that haven't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

If you have serious complications following spinal surgery that involved Medtronic products, in addition to obvious product liability claims against Medtronic, Medical Malpractice claims may exist against the doctor for improperly using the product.

  • Additional Resources:
  • Read the Article about the problems with Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft on The Wall Street Journal Online.
  • Visit the Medtronic Website.
Andrew Levine
Andrew J. Levine is a partner at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, in New York, NY. A graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 15 years he has been widely trusted and respected as a formidable attorney but acknowledged as a reasonable and ethical collaborator who impresses clients, judges and jurors alike. Andrew has been featured in New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Top Personal Injury Litigators” and recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York.”
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