Medtronic is recalling all lot numbers of KYPHON Directional Bone Void Filler over a misalignment problem that may cause injected cement to be placed in an unintended direction.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Medtronic Kyphon bone cement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
July 10, 2017 – Medtronic Inc. sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice to customers last month detailing the problem with Kyphon bone filler, saying it received 2 reports that “the directional arrow at the proximal end of the instrument may not correctly align with the cut‐out opening on the distal end of the instrument.”
This issue could result in bone cement being injected unintentionally into the spinal canal, which could increase the risk of complications including paralysis, nerve injury, pulmonary embolism or cardiac arrest, according to Medtronic.
The recall affects all lots of the Model F04C filler (Product # F04C), according to the letter, which asked that all affected products be returned to Medtronic. Approximately 17,650 units distributed worldwide.
Why Our Firm is Not Filing a Medtronic Kyphon Class Action
In complex medical device litigation, a class action lawsuit can be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. Our attorneys understand that your injuries have caused significant emotional and economic damages due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills, and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Medtronic Kyphon Bone Cement lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Medtronic Bone Cement Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in bone cement lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Medtronic Kyphon bone cement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.