NuVasive MAGEC® Lawsuit

NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. issued an urgent product safety warning for their MAGEC System® spinal rod devices due to device failures and biocompatibility concerns, which can lead to a range of health risks, from pain near the device to a potentially life-threatening type of blood poisoning called metallosis.

If your child received the NuVasive MAGEC System and is experiencing harmful side effects or needed early revision surgery, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for their injuries. Learn more about your legal options and how Simmons Hanly Conroy can help today.

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What Are NuVasive MAGEC System Devices?

NuVasive MAGEC System implants are adjustable spinal growing rods designed to correct severe spinal deformities and treat early-onset scoliosis in children under the age of 10.

MAGEC System devices are used to:

  • Support a child’s spine during growth
  • Straighten the curvature of the spine while the child grows
  • Reduce the development of early-onset scoliosis
  • Prevent spinal fusions and unplanned revision surgeries
  • Adjust spinal curvature after implantation of the device via magnets and an external remote controller (ERC)

Recalled NuVasive MAGEC Spinal Rods

MAGEC System metallic implants can loosen, move, corrode, or break inside the body. These changes are not only painful to patients, but can potentially expose the patient to parts of the implant that haven’t undergone biocompatibility testing yet, which can lead to serious complications.

The following models of MAGEC growing rods for scoliosis were recalled due to potential mechanical failure 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

If your child was implanted with one of the spinal rods listed above, you may be eligible to take legal action on their behalf. Learn more about your options today.

NuVasive MAGEC Rod Complications and Health Risks

Biocompatibility refers to how your body reacts to foreign materials. For a medical device, biocompatibility testing is absolutely critical to ensuring that a device is safe for use in the human body.

If a medical device isn’t thoroughly tested for biocompatibility, it can potentially introduce the patient to a variety of different health risks and side effects, including:

  • Bone abnormalities
  • Developmental effects
  • Metallosis (metal poisoning caused by the buildup of metal debris in the bloodstream and surrounding tissues)
  • Pain
  • Tissue damage or discoloration

If your child received a MAGEC spinal rod implant and is experiencing any of the side effects listed above, you may be able to pursue compensation on their behalf through a lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

NuVasive MAGEC Rod Recalls and Warnings

In February 2020, NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. issued an urgent advisory notice and recall of its MAGEC devices due to mechanical failures. The endcap of MAGEC spinal rods can separate from the rest of the device and expose the patient to parts of the device that have not undergone biocompatibility testing.

In July 2020, NuVasive released a modified version of the MAGEC Model X spinal rod that potentially addressed the issues causing biocompatibility concerns, though the exact cause of these issues remained unknown.

In December 2020, however, additional biocompatibility concerns were raised that potentially related to the existing endcap failures.

In April 2021, NuVasive informed health care providers of these biocompatibility concerns and placed all MAGEC System devices on a voluntary global shipping hold while the company worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct further biocompatibility testing.=

In July 2021, NuVasive made the MAGEC X (MAGEC 2b) model of their spinal growing rods available again, with updated labeling that speaks to the known risks associated with the device. All other models of MAGEC System devices, however, were discontinued at this time.

Who Can File a NuVasive MAGEC Rod Lawsuit?

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

  • Has an adjustable MAGEC System spinal rod implant
  • Was 10 years old or younger when implanted with the device
  • Received the growing rod on or after September 1, 2014

Not sure if you have a case? Contact us today to see if Simmons Hanly Conroy can help you file a MAGEC lawsuit.

How NuVasive MAGEC Recall Lawsuits Work

Filing a lawsuit on your own is not advisable and can be overwhelming, especially if you’re taking care of a child who’s experiencing MAGEC rod complications. With that said, Simmons Hanly Conroy may be able to help.

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, your legal team can handle every step of the legal process for you, which may include:

  • Reviewing the details of your case to see if you’re able to take legal action
  • Collecting all of the evidence needed for your case
  • Filing a NuVasive MAGEC lawsuit on your behalf
  • Pursuing a NuVasive MAGEC settlement with the defendant
  • Arguing your case in court before a judge and jury if a settlement isn’t reached

Why Choose Simmons Hanly Conroy?

Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped many clients injured by defective medical devices stand up, speak out and get the compensation they deserve.

As a national law firm, our attorneys have the resources and reach needed to help injured clients across the country hold the companies that harmed them accountable, something we’ve proudly been doing for over 20 years.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and how we may be able to help.

NuVasive MAGEC Rod Lawsuit FAQs

Why were NuVasive MAGEC rods recalled?

NuVasive’s scoliosis MAGEC rods were recalled due to health risks and biocompatibility concerns associated with the failure of a mechanical component in the devices. Contact us today if your child is experiencing any side effects of a MAGEC spinal rod implant.

What devices are affected by the NuVasive MAGEC System recall?

The following models of NuVasive MAGEC rods for scoliosis have been affected by recalls:

  • 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

Get a free case evaluation today if your child received one of the spinal growing rods listed above and is experiencing complications.

Can I file a NuVasive MAGEC recall lawsuit?

If your child has experienced side effects after receiving a NuVasive MAGEC scoliosis rod, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a lawsuit on their behalf. Contact us today to see if you have a case.

When should I file a NuVasive MAGEC rod lawsuit?

If your child received a MAGEC spinal rod implant and you want to take legal action on their behalf, it’s important to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Each state has laws called the statute of limitations that limit how long you have to file a lawsuit. Once this state-specific deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a NuVasive MAGEC lawsuit again.

How much do lawyers for NuVasive MAGEC rod lawsuits cost?

Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay any out-of-pocket fees to work with us.

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