If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Scoliosis and has had complications due to the course of treatment, you may be entitled to a settlement. Scoliosis growing rods are often used as a treatment option for Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS). Growing Rods such as the NuVasive MAGEC System have recently become the subject of litigation as many patients are experiencing serious complications with the device.
The MAGEC System includes a titanium adjustable growing rod that is surgically implanted and can thereafter be distracted externally. NuVasive touts the MAGEC System as an alternative to surgical distractions every six months, but many patients are requiring surgery anyway, due to the device failing.
Complications that can require revision surgery include:
- Failure of the rod to lengthen
- Rod fracture
- Drive pin fracture
- O-ring seal failure
- Anchor failure
Metallosis is a particularly troubling complication, because the long-term effects in young children is still unknown. Revision surgery can also present a high risk of infection to children, as well as increased exposure of the developing brain to anesthesia.
Device manufacturers, like NuVasive, have a responsibility to keep their patients safe and warn them of any potential complications from using their devices. If your child has developed metallosis or undergone revision surgery due to a failed MAGEC System, you may be entitled to compensation.
Settlements can cover outstanding medical bills, future healthcare, and pain and suffering. An experienced medical device lawyer will be able to advise you on your case and help you file the lawsuit.
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