Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of children who have suffered severe injuries after receiving the NuVasive MAGEC System implant. Lawsuits against NuVasive MAGEC System claim that complications can occur when the implant malfunctions, causing device fracture and additional surgery to repair the damage.
NuVasive MAGEC is a spinal implant to treat children with early onset scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves or twists instead of growing straight. It affects kids under 10 years of age. MAGEC is comprised of adjustable and expandable rods that are controlled by an external system. The implanted titanium rods are lengthened every six months to help straighten the spine as the child continues to grow.
Lawsuits have been filed against NuVasive by parents whose children have experienced injuries such as contamination of surrounding tissues, bone damage, and increased pain. Several studies indicate that the NuVasive MAGEC System has an increased risk of device failure as compared to other spinal implant treatments.
NuVasive MAGEC System can malfunction when the rods fail to properly extend, the rods do not engage properly, the rods detach or bend, or the pins used to hold the rods break. When the rods or components degrade, metallosis (metal entering the blood) and bodily exposure to device components can occur. This can lead to tissue death and bone damage. Patients may require extensive surgery to address these complications.
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.
NuVasive announced a recall in February 2020 due to the risk of mechanical failure when endcaps detach from the rod. This complication may expose a patient’s tissues to incompatible device components. In December 2020, additional concerns about the device were raised in an FDA Notice.
In April 2021, NuVasive announced that its device has biocompatibility issues and voluntarily halted shipment of all MAGEC system implants. The FDA continued to receive complaints about reactions to local tissues related to MAGEC defects. In July 2021, the FDA warned consumers that mechanical failures and tissue incompatibility continued to be reported. NuVasive announced that it will analyze new testing outcomes to determine the effects of these complications on patients. NuVasive rescinded its shipping hold around the time of the FDA’s notice.