Medical Device Recalled Due to Contamination Risk.
Zimmer Biomet, Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has recalled several spinal fusion and implantable bone growth stimulators due to a lack of adequate assurance that these devices were clean and free of bacteria and chemical residue. The specific medical devices subject to this recall include:
- Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth Stimulator
- SpF PLUS-Mini Implantable Fusion Stimulator
- SpF-XL Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulator
These medical devices are intended to help bones in the spine, arms, and legs heal. If these devices are contaminated with bacteria or chemical residue, however, they can pose substantial health risks to patients. According to the recall notice, Zimmer Biomet Holdings contaminated devices could cause injuries such as infection, tissue death, additional surgeries, spinal cord paralysis, organ damages, and death. Accordingly, the FDA has classified this as a Class I recall – the most serious type of recall, reserved for devices that may cause serious injuries or death.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of one of Zimmer Biomet’s spinal fusion or bone stimulator devices, contact one of the experienced medical device – product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson today to discuss your legal rights.
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