NuVasive Rods for Scoliosis May Fail – File Your Legal Claim Here
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine which is said to affect close to 8 million Americans. Classified as a neuromuscular condition, this disease can cause spinal curvature that may make it impossible for an individual to sit up straight, cause chronic pain, interfere with nerves and other organs as well as cause untold psychological misery over time. Children with scoliosis were treated in the past by having their backs cast in order to guide the spine gently over time to grow in a straight manner. However, surgeons came up with the NuVasive Magec system which is a series of rods that are implanted into the individual’s back which then go to work over time at straightening the child or young individual’s back. While this technology was seen as a godsend when it first launched, those implanted with these rods slowly started experienced severe complications, prompting the FDA to issue a notice earlier this year about the dangers of these devices, stating that these devices were not biocompatible, thereby causing complications in the majority of people that got them. If you got the Magec spinal device installed into your back or spine, you may be eligible for compensation by way of a NuVasive lawsuit, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a best NuVasive lawsuit attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. the experienced medical device lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience where we’ve helped hundreds of individuals just like you recover their duly deserved compensation after getting injured by the negligent actions of other individuals and large corporations. It is alleged that the manufacturers and makers of the Magec rods were aware of the design defects that made their rods bioincompatible, but still opted to release their product to the general public. By doing this, they opened themselves up to litigation on account of failure to warn the public on the risks associated with their product. We have a bilingual team (hablamos Espanol), and we possess extensive litigation experience where we’ve tried over 70 cases in front of a Judge and juries and won. These cases are heating up, and a class action lawsuit is around the corner. If you or a loved one had the NuVasive Magec rods inserted into their backs and then went on to suffer complications, you or they may be eligible to join the class action lawsuit. All cases are handled on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPRONT FEES during any stage in the processing of your claim – call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 if you were injured by the NuVasive magic rods: the call is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
Scoliosis has an onset of between 10 to 15 years of age, but some children may show signs much earlier especially if there is a hereditary aspect or someone else in their family has the condition. Scoliosis must be treated as a matter of urgency because there is the risk of the spine to permanently curve and stay that way for the rest of the individual’s life.
The NuVasive spine technology surgery usually involves the surgical implantation of two rods above and below the spinal curvature, and every six months, these rods are manually adjusted in order to correct the spinal growth. Over time, it is hoped that the curvature can be corrected, and that the child can go on to live a normal life, with a straightened and normal spine.
Traditionally, early onset scoliosis was treated via:
- Back braces
- Body casting
- Watchful waiting, done to see if the condition will correct itself
Some of the most common complications of the NuVasive Magec system include:
- Metallosis, which refers to metal debris breaching various parts of the body due to the roads leaking metal on account of actuator cap separation. The body treats pieces of metal as foreign matter, thereby launching an inflammatory response, and in some cases, leading to the development of autoimmune conditions
- Distraction failure which refers to the rods not staying at the location they are supposed to, thereby leading to the development of chronic pain and even causing further spinal deviation over time.
- Catastrophic failure on account of the breaking of the NuVasive Magec rods which can cause debris from the rod to travel to different parts of the body, causing spinal and nerve damage, and in some cases, paralysis if not caught in a timely manner.
A pin in the rods has been found to detach on a regular basis, and this could be surmised to mean that the NuVasive rods were defectively designed or manufactured. In addition, corrosion of the rods has been shown when a study was run back in 2017 in order to assess the efficacy and utility of the NuVasive Magec system.
Injuries linked to the NuVasive Magec rods include:
- Tissue damage
- Tissue death or necrosis
- Tissue discoloration
- The need for multiple revision surgeries
NuVasive Scoliosis Rods Failure – Where Do I Start?
Because it is alleged that the company that makes the NuVasive Magec rods was aware of the defects contained in their technology, they must be held liable for you or your loved one’s injuries. Make sure to ask for copies of all your medical records as you prepare to file a lawsuit with us. In addition, gather all your medical bills and insurance statements as this will inform the amount of damages you may be able to recover, as this and the medical records will form what is known as objective evidence that cannot be wished or argued away by the manufacturer.
Experienced NuVasive Magec Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us NOW!
We will work with you through a series of multiple consultations in order to create a compelling case on your behalf, and have your case join others in a class action proceeding, or a mass tort claim. These cases are complex, and it takes time to gather all the evidence – because of this, you want to make sure to get started as soon as possible in order to save on time. Call us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to speak with one of us regarding the NuVasive Magec rods lawsuit: thanks, and we look forward to helping you.