What’s the problem?
The CD Horizon Legacy Spinal System is a series of rods, hooks, and screws implanted during spinal surgery, to correct scoliosis or abnormal side-to-side curvature of the spine. It is made of titanium or implantable-grade stainless steel. The problems they treat include:
- herniated discs
- lumbar spinal stenosis
- degenerated discs
Medtronic cautions patients that, along with the benefits of their therapeutic products, there are also risks inherent in surgery of the spine.
Patients implanted with this device have a pre-existing, severe spinal degeneration problem. If the patient experiences a cable break, there may be a new back injury with a new/different manifestation of back pain. The number of CD horizon legacy spinal systems on the market is uncertain, but it could be as high as 200,000. The Medtronic spinal stimulator was distributed in the USA, Canada, India, Venezuela, Netherlands, Chile, Brazil, and Australia.
Jones v. Medtronic
In August 2019, a lawsuit was filed against Medtronic and its subsidiaries on behalf of a woman who alleges she was severely injured by a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. The Plaintiff, Kathryn Marie Jones claims she underwent 3 spinal fusion surgeries at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, On October 26 and 27, 2010.
During the course of her surgeries, Jones was implanted with 4 Medtronic PEEK polymer Clydesdale intervertebral body fusion devices and 1 Medtronic PEEK polymer Capstone intervertebral body fusion device. Jones alleges that 14 doses of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft biological material were "splashed" onto her spine during the surgeries, and 1 Medtronic titanium CD Horizon spinal fixation system was also implanted.
The lawsuit contends that Jones' spine failed to fuse and that she continues to suffer a myriad of physical ailments as a result of the unsuccessful surgery. Plaintiff further alleges that the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft biological material was not supposed to be used with the PEEK Devices and that a different spinal fusion product, the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft /LT-Cage Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device (the "LT-Cage Device"), was designed and manufactured for use with the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft biological material.
Jones was not implanted with the LT-Cage Device, according to the lawsuit, and the PEEK Devices "migrate, subside and are expulsed," which does not allow the PEEK Devices to contain the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft biological material for a long enough period for spinal fusion to occur.
The lawsuit is: Kathryn Marie JONES, Plaintiff, v. MEDTRONIC INCORPORATED, et al. Case No. CV-14-00383-PHX-SPL.
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