NuVasive MAGEC® Lawsuit

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NuVasive MAGEC Spinal Rods Lawsuits

Breaking News: MAGEC Spinal Rods Linked to Biocompatibility Concerns

In July 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned patients about potential health risks associated with NuVasive MAGEC growing rods for scoliosis, which includes potential device failures and biocompatibility concerns.

What Is the NuVasive MAGEC System?

NuVasive MAGEC System devices are adjustable curve-correcting spinal growing rods or implants for young children with spinal deformities or early-onset scoliosis.

MAGEC spinal rods are designed to:

  • Brace the child’s spine during growth
  • Correct spinal curvature as the child grows
  • Minimize the progression of early-onset scoliosis
  • Prevent spinal fusions and additional surgeries
  • Utilize magnets and an external remote controller (ERC) to adjust the spine after rod implantation

Affected NuVasive MAGEC System Products

NuVasive’s MAGEC System spinal implants have been found to loosen, fracture, corrode, migrate, or cause pain in patients.

Components of the following NuVasive MAGEC devices have been associated with potential mechanical failures and biocompatibility concerns:

  • MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC 2 Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC System
  • MAGEC System Model X device
  • MAGEC System Model X rod
  • MAGEC System Rods

Although the MAGEC X model is back on the market in the U.S., the FDA and NuVasive continue to investigate the root cause of the issues and evaluate new biocompatibility testing results to assess the impact to patients with these devices.

NuVasive MAGEC Rod Recall Timeline

In February 2020, NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. issued an urgent safety notice recalling its MAGEC devices due to the failure of a mechanical component that made the implanted endcap separate from the rod part of the device.

In April 2021, ​​NuVasive informed health care providers of biocompatibility testing concerns with MAGEC devices and placed all MAGEC products on a global shipping hold.

On July 15, 2021, NuVasive lifted the shipping hold on MAGEC device system implants, with the modified MAGEC X being the only device version currently available in the United States.

What Is Biocompatibility?

Biocompatibility refers to how your body and its biological responses interact with the various materials and components of a medical device or implant.

When a medical device is designed to come in contact with the human body — whether directly or indirectly — it’s required to undergo biocompatibility testing that determines if:

  • The medical device is safe for human use
  • There’s a risk for adverse effects or serious complications

NuVasive MAGEC Rod Complications

If a medical device isn’t properly tested for biocompatibility, it could end up causing serious, even life-threatening health risks.

The following complications can occur if a medical device isn’t compatible with the human body:

  • Bone abnormalities
  • Cancer
  • Developmental effects
  • Necrosis or soft tissue death
  • Metallosis (a type of metal poisoning caused by the buildup of metal debris in the surrounding tissues)
  • Pain
  • Reproductive system effects
  • Skin irritation or burns
  • Thrombosis
  • Tissue damage or discoloration

“The side effects may be related to corrosion, wear, and previously unanticipated exposure of components that are undergoing biocompatibility testing.”

– U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Who’s Eligible to File a NuVasive MAGEC Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a NuVasive MAGEC rod lawsuit if your child:

  • Had an adjustable MAGEC device implanted on their spine
  • Was under the age of 10 when the device was implanted
  • Received the implant on or after September 1, 2014

How to File a NuVasive MAGEC Rod Lawsuit

With the help of an experienced law firm like Sokolove Law, filing a NuVasive MAGEC lawsuit can be a surprisingly simple and straightforward process.

Though every case can be different, the lawsuit process usually involves your legal team:

  • Evaluating your eligibility to take legal action
  • Getting the evidence needed to prove your claim
  • Filing your MAGEC rod lawsuit on your behalf
  • Securing results through a MAGEC settlement or verdict

NuVasive MAGEC Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts

In a MAGEC rod lawsuit, your case can result in compensation in one of two ways:

  • NuVasive MAGEC Settlements: Your legal team may be able to negotiate a NuVasive MAGEC settlement with the defendant, which can help you receive compensation faster, sometimes without having to go to court.
  • NuVasive MAGEC Jury Verdicts: If a settlement isn’t reached, your legal team will present your case in court before a judge and jury, who will determine the value of your claim, though there’s no guarantee of compensation in these cases.

What to Look for in a NuVasive MAGEC System Lawyer

Filing a lawsuit can be a difficult undertaking without the resources and support of an experienced legal team — but not all lawyers are able to offer you the same advantages.

When it comes to finding the right lawyer for your case, you should look for a law firm that offers:

  • Free Case Evaluations: We can review the details of your case and determine if you may be eligible to take legal action during a free, no-obligation case review.
  • Decades of Experience: For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has been helping injured clients learn their legal rights and take action.
  • Representation Nationwide: As a law firm with a national presence, we’re able to help clients all across the country get the results they deserve.
  • A History of Success: We’ve recovered over $1.4 Billion on behalf of our clients and their families affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs.

Pursue Compensation for NuVasive MAGEC Rod Problems

If your child received an adjustable NuVasive MAGEC System spinal implant, you may be able to pursue compensation on behalf of your child’s injuries — and our lawyers may be able to help.

As a national product liability law firm, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping clients in all 50 states seek justice for their injuries and compensation from the companies responsible.

Over the last 45 years, we’ve secured over $1.4 Billion on behalf of clients affected by dangerous medical devices and drugs.

NuVasive MAGEC System Lawsuit FAQs

Why was the NuVasive MAGEC System recalled?

NuVasive MAGEC System devices were recalled after the spinal implants were found to have loosened, fractured, corroded, migrated, or caused pain in patients.

Although the MAGEC X model has returned to the market in the U.S., it is still being monitored by the FDA for safety.

Which NuVasive MAGEC System devices are affected?

The devices affected by the recent NuVasive MAGEC rod recall include:

  • MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC 2 Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
  • MAGEC System
  • MAGEC System Model X device
  • MAGEC System Model X rod
  • MAGEC System Rods

Do I need a lawyer to file a NuVasive MAGEC lawsuit?

If you’re inexperienced or unfamiliar with the legal system, filing a NuVasive MAGEC rod lawsuit can be challenging, even overwhelming.

When you work with Sokolove Law, however, you get the help of an experienced legal team who can handle the legal process for you.

How much do NuVasive MAGEC lawyers cost?

Attorneys working with Sokolove Law handle NuVasive MAGEC System cases on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

How long do I have to file a NuVasive MAGEC rod lawsuit?

You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. These time restrictions, known as statutes of limitations, vary from state to state, which can make it difficult to figure out on your own. Lawyers working with Sokolove Law can make sure you file your NuVasive MAGEC claim within these deadlines.