Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Device Lawsuits

By: Shannon Blanchard, Esq.

Sadly, there are too many families in America that has to suffer grief and pain because their loved one has died as a result of a defective product. Recently, a family of a California woman lost their loved one when she fell into a coma and died following a surgical procedure that involved the medical device, Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. According to reports, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the victim’s family members who claimed that Medtronic failed to warn the victim of the serious side effects associated with its device, including the risk of the device to cause injuries to the neck area. If Medtronic is found liable for causing the woman’s death, the court will ordered that the company compensate the victim’s family for damages it has incurred.

What Legal Alternatives Are Available to Families Suffering a Wrongful Death?

First, wrongful death litigation is very complex and will require the help of a qualified attorney with trial experience against large manufacturers and companies. It is very rare that big manufacturers or corporations will admit to any wrongdoing. In fact, they usually employ their own lawyers to defend their actions and who would rather litigate a claim than to admit to any fault. But victims who have been hurt or suffered a serious injury or death of a loved as a result from using a company’s unsafe product, including the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, can also enjoy some relief since there are lawyers, such as the A rated attorneys on Law Info who are interested in representing their interest in court.

Long ago, courts across the country recognized that if you or your family member died as a result of a manufacturer’s product, you were entitled to sue them in court. Although wrongful death lawsuits are controlled by state law, so that the type of damages you could recover will be determined based upon your state law. Nevertheless, courts are very reluctant to allow companies to escape liability when they when they are aware  or should have known about the substantial adverse risks the product will produce upon consumers. This issue is particularly important in the Medtrnic Bone Infuse Graft Lawsuits since there are surfacing reports alleging that the company paid consultants to release favorable studies concerning the use of this device.

If your family member has died as a result of use of this product, contact an attorney today to discuss your legal rights. Even, if you or a family member has not sustained death, but if this device caused you to suffer an injury, personal injury attorneys are interested in discussing your potential legal claim with you.