Medtronic Close to Resolving Thousands of Infuse Lawsuits

Published: Jun 29, 2017

Medical device giant Medtronic PLC has told investors that the company is ready to close the book on one of its biggest and longest-running legal headaches, involving the controversial back-surgery product Infuse.

Infuse includes a genetically engineered protein that causes bones to fuse rapidly after lower back pain surgery. Thousands of patients claim the chemical was used inappropriately, causing permanent, debilitating injuries. In a securities filing Tuesday, Minnesota-run Medtronic revealed that it has reached agreements to settle “substantially all” of the 6,000 actual and threatened Infuse lawsuits.

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