Spinal Surgeries Resulting in Medtronic Lawsuit

Spinal Surgeries

Illegal Spine Surgery Lawsuit 2017-04-05T14:26:32+00:00

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.


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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:

Hospital City State
Banner Health System Phoenix AZ
Baltimore Surgical Hospital Phoenix AZ
Maricopa Medical Center Phoenix AZ
Boswell Memorial Hospital Sun City AZ
Webb Memorial Hospital Sun City AZ
Havasu Regional Medical Center Lake Havasu City AZ
Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasadena CA
Redlands Community Hospital Redlands CA
UCSF Medical Center San Francisco CA
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville CA
Enloe Medical Center Chico CA
Eisenhower Medical Center Rancho Mirage CA
Thornton Hospital La Jolla CA
Coast Plaza Hospital Norwalk CA
Los Angeles Medical Center –
Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles CA
UC San Diego Medical Center San Diego CA
Sky Ridge Medical Center Lone Tree CO
Littleton Adventist Hospital Littleton CO
Longmont United Hospital Longmont CO
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville FL
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Aventura FL
Bayfront Medical Center St. Petersburg FL
Tampa General Hospital Tampa FL
Rush-Copley Medical Center Aurora IL
Rush University Medical Center Chicago IL
Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Indianapolis IN
Deaconess Hospital Evansville IN
Memorial Hospital of South Bend South Bend IN
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka IN
St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center Evansville IN
Terrebonne General Medical Center Houma LA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston MA
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore MD
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester MN
Center for Advanced Medicine St. Louis MO
Forrest General Hospital Hattiesburg MS
Morristown Medical Center Morristown NJ
Overlook Medical Center Summit NJ
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center Alamogordo NM
Hospital for Special Surgery New York NY
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York NY
Integris Baptist Medical Center Oklahoma City OK
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Springfield OR
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia PA
Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Chattanooga TN
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk VA
Aurora West Allis Medical Center West Allis WI

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.