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Aziyo Biologics FiberCel Spinal Implant Infected with Tuberculosis
On June 2, 2021, Aziyo Biologics announced the recall of a specific donor lot of its FiberCel spinal bone implant due to multiple reports of patient recipients contracting tuberculosis (“TB”) after surgery. The infected FiberCel products were distributed by Medtronic.
The Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance regarding the alarming situation, telling recipients:
Patients who underwent spinal fusions or fracture repairs using FiberCel products from Lot # NMDS210011 are likely to have been implanted with viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Given the risk of post-operative infection and abscess formation, vertebral (or other skeletal) osteomyelitis, and dissemination of MTB, CDC recommends all patients who have received this product lot should receive treatment for active tuberculosis (TB) disease.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The Alvarez Law Office is investigating claims for patients who underwent surgeries to implant the infected Aziyo/Medtronic FiberCel products. There is no excuse for these companies manufacturing and distributing bone implants that were infected with tuberculosis.
Call the Alvarez Law Office as soon as possible, before you speak to an insurance adjuster, to avoid making a mistake that might compromise your case. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so you can hire the attorney of your choice with no out-of-pocket expenses and pay nothing—ever—unless we win money for you.
Reports indicate that over 140 people were implanted with these infected products nationwide, and that more than 20 people in the state of Indiana received them during surgeries.
If you or a loved one was among the unfortunate people to have received an infected Aziyo/Medtronic bone implant, you should take immediate action to discuss the situation with an attorney to ensure you are protecting your important legal rights. You could be entitled to significant compensation.
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