Failed back surgery lawyer, Jason S. Coomer handles failed back surgery lawsuits including defective spinal system implant lawsuits, implantable neurostimulation system lawsuits and medical negligence lawsuits that can cause catastrophic injuries, physical impairment, disability and the need for additional back surgery. These failed back surgery lawsuits can be caused by defective spinal-devices or medical negligence, and can take significant resources to investigate and file a lawsuit. When investigating these potential failed back surgery lawsuits it is important to know what implant had been used as well as to obtain medical records of the surgery.
If you or a family member have been the victim of a failed spinal cord surgery including a defective neurostimulation implant, please feel free to submit an inquiry or send an e-mail to Texas failed back surgery lawyer and defective implantable neurostimulation lawyer Jason Coomer. He is a Texas defective product lawyer & medical negligence lawyer and commonly works with other failed back surgery lawyers throughout the nation including failed back surgery product liability lawyers and failed back surgery medical negligence lawyers to investigate and handle failed back surgery medical negligence/product liability lawsuits.
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A Medtronic Inc. unit in March 2011 agreed to settle a product liability lawsuit over allegedly faulty spinal surgery implant. This faulty spinal surgery implant lawsuit was reported in Law360.com. It is expected that several other Medtronic faulty spinal surgery implant lawsuits will be filed in the near future including defective batteries, defective leads, and defective placement of the the spinal implant. For those people that have experienced a defective spinal surgery implant or a failed back surgery including a failed horizon spinal system, implantable neurostimulation systems or doctor mistake, the ordeal including immense pain, physical disability, mental anguish, and need for follow up medical care can excruciating.
In handling these failed back surgery lawsuits, it is important to determine if the cause of the failed back surgery was a defective spinal-device or medical negligence. This investigation require reviewing medical records and knowing the specifics about the implant including what type of spinal implant was used, when it was implanted, who implanted it, when it started to malfunction, how it started to malfunction, and if there is a need for a replacement back surgery or removal back surgery.
The CD Horizon Spinal System, CD Horizon Spinal System Recall, Medical Negligence Spinal System Lawsuits, Implantable Spinal System Failure Lawsuits, and Failed Spinal Cord, Neck, & Back Surgery Lawsuits
The Medtronic CD Horizon spinal system device is surgically attached to the spine to relieve pain in the back and legs through stabilization. The spinal system was designed to provide spinal stabilization and correction as an adjunct to fusion in patients suffering from painful and function-limiting disorders of the middle and lower back (the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine). As these devices are surgically implanted into patience, it is essential that the spinal system implantation surgery is done correctly and the spinal system implant is sized correctly for the patient.
Some of the spinal support implantation devices have been found to be prone to failure including the wires becoming loose and components breaking causing serious health problems. The subject of a recall for the Horizon spinal system was that it shears requiring a revision surgery. The spinal system manufacturer, Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc., recalled its CD Horizon Spinal System Agile Dynamic Stabilization Device for spinal fixation in December 2007 because it was found to be prone to failure, shearing and cable breaks, which could result in increased pain in the back and legs and/or require removal and replacement surgery of the stabilization devices. All lots (REF 7901000, 10mm, 5.5mm dia x 100mm, size: 10mm x 100mm) of the CD horizon legacy spinal system were recalled.
It has been found that the devices can fail if not used in appropriate applications. Breakages may result from traumatic events such as a fall, or in extreme scenarios. These situations have led to some occurrences of a shear failure of the cable component of the CD Horizon Agile Dynamic Stabilization Device.
The spinal system implant has also been the subject of some adverse reports in that some of the stabilization rods have fractured. These adverse event reports are associated with the Horizon Legacy System and show some stabilization rods fracturing.
The Medtronic CD Horizon system was substantially similar to other spinal support devices already on the market and therefore the manufacturer was able to bypass many of the FDA requirements for new medical devices. The Medtronic CD Horizon system was not required to go through the pre-market approval application (PMA) for its Class II medical device to be sold and marketed.
Implantable Neurostimulation System Lawsuits and Failed Spinal Cord, Neck, & Back Surgery Lawsuits
The implantable Neurostimulation Systems have been used for a variety of types of chronic back pain situations including heriniated disks, postlaminectomy paid, Complex Reginal Pay Syndrome, unsuccessful disk surgery, Degenerative Disk Disease, and Failed Back Syndrome. In fact, implantable neurostimulation systems and other spinal-devices are a huge business for the medical implant device industry including Medtronic, a leader in medical implantable devices. Medtronic’s spinal-devices unit has about $3 billion in annual revenue from selling spinal devices including the Medtronic implantable neurostimulation system. With this success, several other companies are developing similar implantable neurostimulation systems.
The Medtronic implantable neurostimulation system is indicated for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs—including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with several different conditions. Unfortunately, there are several claims that the implantable neurostimulation system has some defects that can cause serious health problems.
Texas Lawyer Failed Spinal Cord Surgery Lawyer Jason Coomer works with other failed back surgery lawyers across the nation in reviewing and handling potential defective implantable neurostimulation systems and spinal system devices. In reviewing these cases, the failed back surgery lawyers have to determine if the implantable neurostimulation system and implantable spinal support systems was properly implanted by the spinal surgeon that implanted the spinal device as well as if the spinal device has some type of defect such as loose leads, loose wires, or defective components.
In reviewing a potential failed spinal surgery medical negligence lawsuits, failed spinal system implant lawsuits, and failed implantable neurostimulation system lawsuits, it is extremely helpful to know what type of implantable neurostimulation system or spinal support system was implanted, when the implantation occurred, and when the product malfunction occurred. It is also helpful to be able to review the medical records of the surgery. For more information on potential defective implantable neurostimulation system lawsuits or failed medical negligence lawsuits, feel free to e-mail Texas Failed Back Surgery Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer.
Causes of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Unfortunately, medical mistakes happen when doctors and nurses get too busy, are understaffed, under the influence of drugs, or are just not paying attention. As medical budgets go down and healing people becomes more of a "for profit" business, cost cutting measures are causing more medical mistakes. Overworked surgeons, doctors, residents, and nurses are much more likely to make mistakes than well rested health care professionals.
Medical mistakes also happen more often when no one is watching. It is extremely important when you are in the hospital to have someone that is with you and watching out for your well being. This is especially true if you have an allergy to certain types of medicines. Communication with your health care professionals is also important and can greatly limit medical mistakes.
Further complicated procedures such as spinal cord surgery require extremely competent surgeons that are on the top of their game to successfully complete. A patient needs to be extremely careful when having spinal cord surgery to make sure that they have a good surgeon and everyone understands the risks of the procedure. In some cases, even the best surgeons that do everything correctly will have bad results and the spinal cord surgery will fail. However, at other times a defective product, a "for profit" surgeon or clinic, or a careless surgeon can cause a failed spinal cord surgery that will paralyze a patient for life.
If you feel you or need a Texas failed spinal cord surgery medical malpractice lawyer because you or a loved one has been seriously injured by medical negligence or someone close to you has died as a result of medical negligence, it is important to investigate the claim and make sure that it does not happen again.
Patients with Serious Back Injuries Including Severed Spinal Cords, Crushed Discs, Bulged Discs, and Herniated Discs when Seeking Pain Relief can sometimes Fall Victim to Defective Products, Negligent Health Care, and "For Profit" Medical Professionals Seeking to Increase Profits
The human spinal cord is basically a bundle of nerves which is surrounded by 33 bones or vertebrae. Located between each vertebrae is a spinal disc which is a liquid filled disc shaped pouch. These discs are stacked on top of one another and act as shock absorbers allowing the spine to flex, bend, and twist. When functioning properly, the vertebrae and discs protect the spinal cord allow nerve impulses to travel from and to the brain to other parts of the body. This allows us to experience sensations, move our bodies, and control many bodily functions.
Problems arise when the vertebrae, discs, or spinal cord are injured. Broken vertebrae can damage and impinge on discs or the spinal cord causing extreme pain, numbness, and loss of control of bodily functions. Back injuries can occur through traumatic events that result in paralysis. Depending where and how severe the injury is will determine what type and how severe the paralysis is.
The human body has remarkable healing potential. Combining determination, proper medical attention, knowledge about an injury, and focus on the healing process can greatly help most injuries. Hiring a lawyer to battle the insurance companies and responsible parties can allow the injured person to focus on the healing process.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury or other serious back injury including a severed spinal cord, broken vertebrae, crushed discs, herniated discs, or a bulged discs; the most important thing you can do is to find a good medical doctor to assess the injury so you know what you are dealing with and how to best treat the injury. From physical therapy and steroid injections to back surgeries (lumbar diskectomy, cervical fusion, and other lumbar or cervical procedures), there are many different ways to treat a back injury and it is important to know what will work best for you.
Unfortunately, there are also medical clinics, medical implant sales people, and doctors that are more interested in profit and their bottom line than what is best for a patient. Some of these medical professionals carelessly cause painful and difficult conditions to become much worse by paralyzing patients that are seeking relief from pain.
Communication Helps Prevent Many Medical Mistakes
Texas has several hospitals that typically provide quality medical care, but sometimes mistakes are made. It is always a good idea to have someone that you trust look out when you are in the hospital. This person can communicate important information regarding your condition and watch out for you when you are in the hospital. It is important to make sure that you or your medical advocate communicate with health care professionals to limit the mistakes that are made.
However, even with proper communication medical mistakes are made. If a mistake is made, it is important to report the mistake and if the mistake causes serious injury or death it is important to investigate a potential medical malpractice lawsuit. This is because medical mistakes that no one knows about will not be noticed and will not result in future better medical care. Medical mistakes that are reported will help other patients and are an essential part of the feedback needed to improve our health care delivery system.
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Federal Tort Claim Lawsuits, VA Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Product Liability Defective Back Implant Lawsuits, and State Medical Malpractice Back Injury Lawsuits are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Federal back surgery malpractice lawyer, Product Liability back surgery lawyer, and medical malpractice lawyer that handles failed back surgery lawsuits, Jason Coomer works with Federal back surgery medical malpractice lawyers, Illinois back surgery lawyers, failed back surgery lawyers, Chicago failed back surgery lawyers, Chicago back surgery Mistake Lawyers, Illinois back surgery medical mistake lawyers, failed back implant lawyer, and other failed back surgery lawyers to seek compensation from negligent doctors, companies manufacturing defective products, and negligent health care providers that have severely injured or killed patients through medical mistakes and medical carelessness as well as defective back implant products.
If you have a medical negligence claim regarding failed back surgery, wrongful death, failed spinal system implant, or other serious injuries against a Federal Hospital, VA Hospital, medical doctor, device manufacturer, or other health care provider, feel free to contact Medical Negligence Lawyer Jason Coomer.
If you need a Texas Back Surgery Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Lawyer with knowledge of Federal Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and/or Texas Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, feel free to contact Texas Back Surgery Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Attorney, Jason S. Coomer. His office frequently works with other Medical Malpractice Lawyers throughout Texas and the United States.
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Texas Failed Back Surgery Defective Implantable Spinal System and Medical Negligence lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, helps individuals and families that have been injured or killed from defective products and surgeon negligence. He commonly works with other Failed Back Surgery and Defective Implantable Neurostimulation System Attorneys throughout the United States and Texas on defective product lawsuits and medical negligence lawsuits. If you have a question about a defective product and need a defective product attorney or a medical negligence lawyer to advise you on a potential failed back surgery lawsuit, contact Austin Texas Failed Back, Neck, and Spinal Surgery lawyer Jason Coomer.