Tort Report (Avaira Contact Lenses, Infuse Bone Graft)

by Ben Dozier | June 15, 2012

Recent Changes to Your Website:

  • Denture cream nerve damage has been removed. Case eligibility ended on May 28.

Two new options are available:

  • Avaira contact lens recall
  • Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

Developments in the Tort World:

  • CooperVision Inc., a large manufacturer of contact lenses, has issued two separate recalls of contact lenses made by the company: Avaira Toric and Avaira Sphere. Both brands of contact lenses were recalled as a result of an increased level of silicone oil residue, which can cause severe eye pain and injuries requiring emergency medical treatment.
  • Cory Watson Crowder & DeGaris is currently investigating cases.

Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft:

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is used to initiate bone growth in specific, targeted areas of the spine. It contains a man-made liquid form of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) that has been linked to serious and potentially fatal health problems including:

  • compression of the airway and/or neurological structures in the neck
  • difficulty swallowing (sometimes severe), breathing, or speaking
  • irregular bone growth
  • nerve pain or nerve damage
  • Bohrer Law Firm is investigating cases.

For a complete list of the torts we’re tracking, see the Mass Torts Matrix.