Lawyers Investigate Hospitals Where Spine Surgeries Caused Patients Severe Pain, Excessive Bone Growth and Other Complications

We are no longer accepting OP-1 Putty or Medtronic medical device cases.

Have you or a loved one received spine surgery between 2004 and 2011?

Have you since developed painful side effects like excessive bone growth, nerve compression or swelling?

Have you been subjected to corrective spinal surgery to relieve the pain from the first surgery?

Stryker® OP-1 Putty and Calstrux Illegal Spine Surgery Lawsuit

A number of patients across the country have undergone a spinal or cervical fusion surgery that used an illegal mixture of Stryker® Orthopaedics medical devices OP-1 Putty and Calstrux. Stryker® promoted the use of this mixture in spinal surgeries even though the company never received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to do so.

New Allegations against Stryker® Claim it Forged Approval of Experimental Procedure in New Mexico Hospital, Resulting in Patient’s Severe Injuries

In 2012, Stryker® pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and paid paid an over $15 million fine for the off-label marketing of OP-1 Putty and Calstrux.

The off-label marketing (promoting a drug or device for unapproved uses) is illegal. In 2012, Stryker® pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and paid a fine of over $15 million for the off-label marketing of OP-1 Putty and Calstrux. The medical device maker knew, or should have known, that the mixture was ineffective and put patients’ lives in danger.

Medtronic Infuse®

Others have undergone a cervical or spine surgery that used Medtronic Infuse®, a bone graft device that uses recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP), which exist naturally in the body and can be produced and concentrated for placement in the spine in order to induce spinal fusion.

Infuse® only received limited approval from the FDA, for anterior lumbar fusion surgery. Many patients were still subjected to Infuse® spine and cervical surgeries without being told that the device only received limited approval. A recent Medtronic spine surgery lawsuit claims that the medical device manufacturer illegally promoted Infuse® for off-label surgeries that only exacerbated pain symptoms and resulted in subsequent revision surgery.

Reasons for Cervical or Spinal Fusion Surgeries

Patients undergo cervical or spinal surgery for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Car Accident
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Disc Herniation
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Any Condition That Causes Spinal Instability

Stryker® Spine Surgery and Medtronic Infuse® Bone Graft Spine Surgery Complications

  • Back and Leg Pain
  • Cancer
  • Crippling Pain
  • Death
  • Ectopic Bone Growth (unwanted bone growth in spine)
  • Implant Displacement
  • Inability to Work
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Male Sterility
  • Osteolysis (bone tissue degeneration)
  • Paraplegia
  • Pseudoarthrosis (non-union/lack of fusion)
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculitis (pain radiating along nerve path due to pressure on nerve root)
  • Retrograde Ejaculation (semen flows to bladder)
  • Scar Tissue Impinging on Nerves
  • Severe Scarring
  • Shooting Pain
  • Swelling and Inflammation

Back or neck pain after spinal surgery? Free case evaluation call 1-310-207-3233.

Spine Surgery Lawsuit

Stryker® and Medtronic have been the sources of endless scrutiny from lawmakers and the Justice Department.

Both have been named in numerous lawsuits alleging that they knowingly violated the law by promoting their devices for uses that were not deemed safe by the FDA.

Within the last few years, both have settled illegal marketing charges for millions.

The medical device attorneys at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman are investigating cervical and spinal fusion surgeries performed at the following hospitals between 2004 and 2011:

Banner Health SystemPhoenixAZ
Baltimore Surgical HospitalPhoenixAZ
Maricopa Medical CenterPhoenixAZ
Boswell Memorial HospitalSun CityAZ
Webb Memorial HospitalSun CityAZ
Havasu Regional Medical CenterLake Havasu CityAZ
Huntington Memorial HospitalPasadenaCA
Redlands Community HospitalRedlandsCA
UCSF Medical CenterSan FranciscoCA
Sutter Roseville Medical CenterRosevilleCA
Enloe Medical CenterChicoCA
Eisenhower Medical CenterRancho MirageCA
Thornton HospitalLa JollaCA
Coast Plaza HospitalNorwalkCA
Los Angeles Medical Center –
Kaiser Permanente
Los AngelesCA
UC San Diego Medical CenterSan DiegoCA
Sky Ridge Medical CenterLone TreeCO
Littleton Adventist HospitalLittletonCO
Longmont United HospitalLongmontCO
Baptist Medical CenterJacksonvilleFL
Aventura Hospital and Medical CenterAventuraFL
Bayfront Medical CenterSt. PetersburgFL
Tampa General HospitalTampaFL
Rush-Copley Medical CenterAuroraIL
Rush University Medical CenterChicagoIL
Saint Vincent Indianapolis HospitalIndianapolisIN
Deaconess HospitalEvansvilleIN
Memorial Hospital of South BendSouth BendIN
Saint Joseph Regional Medical CenterMishawakaIN
St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical CenterEvansvilleIN
Terrebonne General Medical CenterHoumaLA
Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonMA
Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaMD
The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreMD
University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreMD
Mayo ClinicRochesterMN
Center for Advanced MedicineSt. LouisMO
Forrest General HospitalHattiesburgMS
Morristown Medical CenterMorristownNJ
Overlook Medical CenterSummitNJ
Gerald Champion Regional Medical CenterAlamogordoNM
Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkNY
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkNY
Integris Baptist Medical CenterOklahoma CityOK
McKenzie-Willamette Medical CenterSpringfieldOR
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyPA
Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaPA
Center for Sports Medicine and OrthopaedicsChattanoogaTN
Sentara Norfolk General HospitalNorfolkVA
Aurora West Allis Medical CenterWest AllisWI

Baum Hedlund has Experience Litigating Against Medtronic and Stryker®

Our team of personal injury attorneys have litigated on behalf of thousands of clients in pharmaceutical injury and medical device lawsuits. We currently represent many victims who continue to endure life-altering physical and emotional pain brought on by dangerous spine surgeries. We have persevered on numerous occasions against both Stryker® and Medtronic in their attempts at having our clients’ cases preempted by federal law—a tactic used by medical device makers and drug companies to seek immunity from lawsuits filed after their products inflict harm on consumers.**

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei and Goldman has been on the winning side of cases against some of the largest device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies in the world, securing settlements and verdicts that not only helped our clients, but exposed harmful industry practices and marketing schemes that put the general public in danger. Our firm has successfully recovered more than $1.5 billion for our clients in all areas of practice. Many of our attorneys have earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, and we are also listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, Top Ranked Law Firms™ and U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms.

**Our past performance, verdicts or settlements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.  Past results obtained or overall performance must be confined to that particular case, its factual and legal circumstances and legal surroundings.  Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.