Sunday, October 3, 2010

Neurostimulation Product Liability Lawsuits and Implantable Neurostimulation Systems Lawsuits

Neurostimulation Product Liability Lawsuits, Implantable Neurostimulation Systems Lawsuits, and Failed Back Surgery Resulting in Permanent Disability and Paralysis Lawsuits 
Texas Failed Back Surgery Product Liability Lawyer, Jason Coomer 

Failed back surgery including defective implantable neurostimulation  systems can cause catastrophic injuries and impairment.  These failed back surgery cases can be caused by defective spinal-devices 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 has been used as well as to obtain medical records of the surgery.

Implantable Neurostimulation System Lawsuits, Failed Back Implant Devices, and Failed Spinal Cord, Neck, & Back Surgery Lawsuits

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.

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. 

Defective Implantable Neurostimulation System Lawyers, Medical Negligence Failed Back Surgery Lawyers, and Combination Failed Implantable Neurostimulation System Medical Negligence Spine Surgery Lawyers (Defective Implantable Neurostimulation System Medical Device and Medical Negligence Lawsuits)

Texas Failed Back Surgery Defective Implantable Neurostimulation 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.    

For more information on Texas Failed Back Surgery Defective Implantable Neurostimulation System and Medical Negligence lawyer, Jason S. Coomer, please go to the following web site, Failed Back Surgery & Implant Neurostimulator Lawsuit Lawyer.