NuVasive Precice® Lawsuit

NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. has urgently recalled their limb-lengthening Precice System® devices due to biocompatibility concerns, which can lead to a range of side effects and health risks, from pain near the device to potentially life-threatening blood clots.

If you’ve been implanted with a NuVasive Precice device and experienced side effects, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries. Learn more about your legal options and how Simmons Hanly Conroy may be able to help.

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What Do NuVasive Precice System Devices Do?

NuVasive Precice System devices are implantable limb-lengthening nails and screws that utilize a hand-held external remote controller (ERC) for patients with femurs or tibias of unequal length.

The NuVasive Precice System devices are adjustable rod implants that are designed to:

  • Lengthen or shorten the limb
  • Reset or fix open and closed fractures
  • Stimulate and regenerate bone growth
  • Transport long bone segments
  • Treat pseudoarthrosis or nonunions as well as malunions
  • Use internal magnets to control growth

However, in 2021, both the manufacturer and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expressed concerns over the safety of these medical devices, leading to their recall.

Recalled NuVasive Precice System Devices

Both stainless steel and titanium-based NuVasive Precice limb-lengthening system devices have been associated with biocompatibility concerns, though the FDA and NuVasive haven’t determined the cause of these concerns yet.

The following stainless steel (Biodur 108)-based Precice devices were recalled:

  • Precice Bone Transport
  • Precice Plate
  • Precice Stryde

The recalled titanium-based Precice devices include:

  • Precice Freedom
  • Precice Intramedullary Limb Lengthening (IMLL) Device
  • Precice Short
  • Precice Unyte

If you’ve received one of the implants listed above and experienced bad reactions, you may be eligible to file a Precice recall lawsuit — and Simmons Hanly Conroy may be able to help. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

Injuries and Health Risks of NuVasive Precice Devices

Biocompatibility refers to how your body interacts with foreign or outside materials. Biocompatibility testing is absolutely critical to ensuring a medical device is safe for human use and doesn’t introduce an increased risk of side effects.

If a medical device or any of its parts aren’t biocompatible, serious complications can occur, including:

  • Bone abnormalities
  • Developmental effects
  • Pain
  • Skin irritation or burns
  • The need for revision surgery

A Timeline of NuVasive Precice Recalls

The NuVasive Precice recalls started in February 2021, when patients with the Precice Stryde device started to report pain around the device as well as abnormalities developing in the bone tissue between the Precice nail segments. This prompted NuVasive to issue an urgent advisory and recall of the company’s stainless steel-based Precice devices.

In April 2021, NuVasive still couldn’t determine the cause of the adverse reactions to their stainless steel devices, so the company announced a voluntary recall and shipping hold on their titanium-based Precice devices as well.

In July 2021, the FDA urged health care providers to monitor their patients who have received NuVasive implants and may be affected by these biocompatibility concerns and health risks.

Are You Eligible to File a NuVasive Precice Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a NuVasive Precice System lawsuit if you or your loved one:

  • Had an adjustable Precice device implanted onto your spine or limb
  • Received the implant during the year of 2013 or afterwards
  • Have an implant that can be adjusted using an external remote control (ERC) or magnets

Need some help determining if you have a case? Contact us today to learn more about your potential legal options and if Simmons Hanly Conroy can help.

How NuVasive Precice Lawsuits Work

If you’re unfamiliar with the legal system, filing a lawsuit is not advisable and can feel overwhelming, especially when you may already be experiencing painful side effects of a recalled Precice device — but you don’t have to do it on your own.

If you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, your lawyer and legal team can handle the legal process on your behalf, which usually includes:

  • Evaluating your case to determine your eligibility to take legal action
  • Gathering all the evidence needed to build your case and prove your claim
  • Filing a NuVasive Precice lawsuit on your behalf
  • Possibly negotiating a Precice settlement without going to court
  • Bringing your case to court if a settlement isn’t reached

Why Work With Simmons Hanly Conroy?

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

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

Learn more about how we may be able to help with your case today.

NuVasive Precice Recall Lawsuit FAQs

Why were NuVasive Precice System devices recalled?

NuVasive Specialized Orthopedics, Inc. recalled their titanium and stainless steel-based Precice devices due to potential biocompatibility concerns and health risks. Reach out to us today if you’ve received one of these Precice limb-lengthening devices.

What NuVasive Precice System devices were recalled?

The following stainless steel and titanium NuVasive Precice System devices have been recalled due to potential safety and health risks:

  • Precice Bone Transport
  • Precice Freedom
  • Precice Intramedullary Limb-Lengthening (IMLL) Device
  • Precice Plate
  • Precice Short
  • Precice Stryde
  • Precice Unyte

If you were implanted with one of these devices, you may be able to pursue compensation through a Precice lawsuit. See if you’re eligible today.

Can I file a NuVasive Precice recall lawsuit?

If you’re experiencing side effects after being implanted with a NuVasive Precice limb-lengthening device, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact us today to see if you have a case.

When should I file a NuVasive Precice lawsuit?

If you’ve received a NuVasive Precice implant and want to take legal action over your injuries, it’s important for you to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. There are state-specific deadlines — called statutes of limitations — that limit how long you have to file a lawsuit. Once this deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a Precice lawsuit again.

How much do lawyers for Precice lawsuits cost?

Working with our lawyers for a NuVasive Precice lawsuit won’t cost you anything out of pocket. We work on what’s known as a contingency basis, so it’s in your best interest to contact us today if you’ve been injured.

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