If you are looking for a lawyer to handle your Charite spinal disc case, you are not alone. Many people have been seriously harmed after receiving the artificial disc. Johnson & Johnson developed Charité, the 1st artificial spinal disc in the U.S., which was created to stop persistent back pain for people with degenerative disc disease and aid people with serious back problems in normal movement. The cost? $11,500 with an additional $50,000 for the implantation surgery. However, it’s not a sure fix by any stretch of the imagination. The success rate is just over 50%. In addition, many complications can occur with this disc replacement surgery including paralysis, the need for additional surgery or even death. The product was only tested with around 300 patients over a 2 year period so critics of this device are anticipating many more injuries and lawsuits in the years to come.
So far there are many patients who are reporting to have equal or even more back pain then before the surgical implant. There are also complaints that they were not warned about the success rate of the surgical implant.
Charite Disc Lawsuits
In the past five years, dozens of people have filed lawsuits for a failed Charite disc surgery. If you are one of unlucky victims of a failed Charite disc implant surgery, your best option is to find a Charite spinal disc attorney (a product liability attorney) who is experienced in handling Charite disc lawsuits.
Approved uses of the Charite Spinal Disc include degenerative knees, degenerative hips and for degenerative disc disease but many complications can occur including:
- Increase in pain levels
- Leg complications
- Joint degeneration
- Revision surgery
- Back Pain
- Implants that break or loosen
- Intestinal problems
- Leakage of spinal fluid
- Nerve damage
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