The New York Times reports that a former military doctors accused of falsifying medical research received more than $780,000 from Medtronic between 2001 and 2009. The surgeon claimed in the study that the use of a Medtronic bone growth product called Infuse had proved highly beneficial in treating leg injuries suffered by American soldiers in Iraq. Medtronic admitted the payments for travel expenses, speaking engagements, training other doctors or other consulting services. The Justice Department is now investigating whether Medtronic paid doctors to help market medical devices for unnaproved uses.
There are not a lot of Medtronic bone Infuse case out there. But there are cases involving the Medtronic bone Infuse product because there have been a number of spinal procedures involving the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft that resulted in severe complications. If you have suffered a complication and would like to speak to a lawyer to discuss a potential Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft lawsuit, call 800-553-8082 or go online to Miller & Zois for a free consultation.