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    Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator

    Posted by lisa snyder on 12/13/09

    On 11/30/09, lori cavanaugh wrote:
    > On 11/20/09, jh wrote:
    >> On 11/20/09, Lisa Snyder wrote:
    >>> On 10/25/09, janice breedlove wrote:
    >>>> On 8/27/09, Cassandra Kozimor wrote:
    >>>>> On 08/27,2009, Cassandra wrote:
    >>>>> June 2007 husband had a Medtronic spinal stimulator implanted - January
    >>>>> 2008 admitted to hospital with shortness of breath - found to have Lung
    >>>>> cancer that had metastases including many organs and bones including the
    >>>>> spinal area. MY CONCERN THEN IS!!! Did or could this said stimulator
    >>>>> have been instrument in this cancer metastasis? Pain Doctors did not do
    >>>>> an MRI or CAT scan prior to surgery relied on an April 2006 scan -
    >>>>> although 4 months prior to his death did have chest Xray that did not
    >>>>> show lung cancer. Deceased February 15, 2008.
    >>>>> On 6/11/08, connie hoffman wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> I am so glad I came across this site!!! I live in Illinois and just
    >>>>>> had my stimulator removed by a neurologist. I am now having spinal
    >>>>>> fusion. He stated they should have never placed the stimulator in(my
    >>>>>> previous doctors) I have had worsening pain. My doctors said there was
    >>>>>> nothing more wrong with me and no need for a second opinion. I am
    >>>>>> having a hard time finding a lawyer to take my case. Can anyone in Ill
    >>>>>> help me
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> If anyone living in the upstate of South Carolina or Western North
    >>>>>>> Carolina is interested in sharing any information about their spinal
    >>>>>>> cord stimulator, please post a response. I have a lawyer and he is
    >>>>>>> looking to start a class action suit against these fraudulent
    >>>>>>> doctors. Please respond quickly so we can get them the due justice
    >>>>>>> they deserve for putting us through all of the horrible unnecessary
    >>>>>>> pain and expense of a fraudulent procedure.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On 1/24/08, barbara wrote:
    >>>>>>>> On 1/24/08, barbara wrote:
    >>>>>>>>> On 1/23/08, Deb Brinker wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>> I cannot find an attorney to take my case. Can anyone tell me
    >>>>>>>>>> what kind of attorney to look for and if there are any
    >>>>>>>>> attorneys
    >>>>>>>>>> in Michigan. I have talked to two Medical product liability
    >>>>>>>>>> attorneys and they will not take my case. Please e-mail me
    >>>>>>>>> with
    >>>>>>>>>> suggestions. Thank-you, Deb
    >>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>> On 1/22/08, Ann Clark wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>> On 1/18/08, sheryl wrote:
    >>>>>>>>>>>> had spinal cord stimulator put in. was promised it would
    >>>>>>>>>>>> work. pain was increased greatly. had to have it
    >>>>>>>>>>>> removed. still have lots of pain in battery site area
    >>>>>>>>>>>> along with sensation type pains along my spine area.
    >>>>>>>>>>>> anyone else with this sort of problem
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>>> Re: Medtronics Implantable Stimulator Trouble - My husband
    >>>>>>>>>>> recently had to undergo a re-surgery of a Medtronics pain
    >>>>>>>>>>> stimulator and is now in more pain than before. He had had
    >>>>>>>>>>> multiple back surgeries; still had pain in hip and down leg
    >>>>>>>>>>> and neuropathy from damaged nerves. The trial stimulator was
    >>>>>>>>>>> wonderful. No pain for the first time in years. They then
    >>>>>>>>>>> surgically implanted the permanent one. It did eliminate the
    >>>>>>>>>>> pain in the hip and leg and another place where he was having
    >>>>>>>>>>> pain and helped the neuropathy some but had excruciating new
    >>>>>>>>>>> pain in the left side about kidney area. As they increased
    >>>>>>>>>>> the pain stimulator, that pain was intensified. They decided
    >>>>>>>>>>> the lead had rolled over into the canal and was resting on a
    >>>>>>>>>>> nerve. The pain continued even with the stimulator turned
    >>>>>>>>>>> off. They then waited two weeks and had another operation to
    >>>>>>>>>>> put different leads in. This was one week ago, they did not
    >>>>>>>>>>> turn on until today. He now not only has his pain back in his
    >>>>>>>>>>> hip and leg but a jolting if turns or leans back. I do not
    >>>>>>>>>>> understand why the trial was great and so much trouble with
    >>>>>>>>>>> the implant. I called the Medtronics rep and didn't get much
    >>>>>>>>>>> help. Will keep you posted. Ann
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> I've been looking through the posts on the spinal cord stimulators
    >>>>>>>> and it looks like there are quite a few people that have been hurt
    >>>>>>>> by them.Some people wanted suggestions on trying to get help from
    >>>>>>>> an attorney.What I did was to write up a case review and basically
    >>>>>>>> just told them what happened.Then I saved it in a Word
    >>>>>>>> document.When I wanted to submit it, I copied and pasted it into
    >>>>>>>> the case review section of the product liability page.That makes
    >>>>>>>> it easy since you don't have keep repeating your problem each time
    >>>>>>>> you want to send in a submission.Do this on as many law firm
    >>>>>>>> websites as you could handle.I was told the more law firms you
    >>>>>>>> contact the better.I am now following up by calling the law firms
    >>>>>>>> to see if they want to take my case. I've been told by an attorney
    >>>>>>>> we need to gather information on as many of these cases as
    >>>>>>>> possible and then they'll try and get the Medtronics products
    >>>>>>>> recalled. My problem was the lead wire fracturing and causing
    >>>>>>>> nerve damage as well as other neurological issues.I posted on
    >>>>>>>> 1/18/08 (I'm sorry, took me 3 posts to get it to work)and see that
    >>>>>>>> others are working with attorneys that are suggesting the
    >>>>>>>> possibility of a class action lawsuit also.I'm thinking of
    >>>>>>>> gathering together these cases and submitting the information to
    >>>>>>>> an attorney for review. One of the attorneys said if we can get 10-
    >>>>>>>> 15 people that have had lead problems we might have a class action
    >>>>>>>> suit.He then said he'd look at it even if I can get a few cases
    >>>>>>>> together.So,I'm thinking of getting together any posts where
    >>>>>>>> Medtronics neurostimulators have shocked, jolted or otherwise
    >>>>>>>> malfunctioned and hurt people-not just lead wires
    >>>>>>>> malfunctioning.Does this seem ethical?Do you think that it's a
    >>>>>>>> good way to go about it?I've also found a couple of National
    >>>>>>>> lawfirms that have actually worked on Medtronics products, if
    >>>>>>>> you'd like me to post them.There were sections of cases on
    >>>>>>>> Medtronics neurostimulars on their websites.An attorney told me
    >>>>>>>> you have a better chance of getting them to take your case when
    >>>>>>>> you have a law firm that's already worked on Medtronics products.I
    >>>>>>>> definitely think contacting the FDA is an essential step.I'm
    >>>>>>>> thinking if they get enough complaints they may issue some
    >>>>>>>> recalls. I posted the FDA website you can report what happened to
    >>>>>>>> you on 1/18/08.For those who missed it, the section on the website
    >>>>>>>> that has the form is www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm. I'm not out
    >>>>>>>> for a big settlement legally, I just want to contact attorneys and
    >>>>>>>> see if they can do something about this and contact the FDA and
    >>>>>>>> let them know what what happened to me.I want Medtronic to have to
    >>>>>>>> take responsibility for their defective products and the injuries
    >>>>>>>> that they've caused.When I contacted Medtronics they tried to tell
    >>>>>>>> me they hadn't heard of any other lead fractures on the model I
    >>>>>>>> had explanted.I don't know about that,but obviously there are a
    >>>>>>>> lot of Medtronics products ruining a lot of peoples lives and I'm
    >>>>>>>> the type of person that won't stop until I get something done
    >>>>>>>> about it!
    >> I HAVE MODEL 7427 IMPLANTED AND PUT IN IN DEC 2004 AND IM HAVING LOTS OF PAIN
    >> AND NUMBNESS CAN ANY ONE EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW IF THIS MODEL IS RECALLED
    >> IVE NOT TURNED IT ON IN 1 YEAR IT HURT SO BAD BY JOLTING ME [email protected]
    >> THATS MY EMAIL.THANK YOU JH


    My name is Lisa Snyder. I would be happy top talk with you regarding a lawsuit.
    Medtronics should be held responsible for some of the pain and injury they have
    caused some people. i am IN

    [email protected]

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • spinal cord stimulator, 1/18/08, by sheryl .
  • Re: spinal cord stimulator, 1/22/08, by Ann Clark.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 1/23/08, by Deb Brinker.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 1/24/08, by barbara.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 1/24/08, by barbara.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 4/03/08, by Carolina.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 5/17/08, by Joe.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 6/11/08, by connie hoffman.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/06/08, by Char Patnode.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 1/17/09, by Tracy.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 2/15/09, by Sandy Carpenter.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 8/27/09, by Cassandra Kozimor.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 8/27/09, by Cassandra Kozimor.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 10/25/09, by janice breedlove.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/02/09, by MICHAEL SHEPARD.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/04/09, by Annette.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/20/09, by Lisa Snyder.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/20/09, by Lisa Snyder.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/20/09, by jh.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 11/30/09, by lori cavanaugh.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 12/13/09, by lisa snyder.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 3/23/10, by Bill Sweeney.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 3/25/10, by Billy Sweeney.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 4/12/10, by Billy Sweeney.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 5/01/10, by Kathy Cooper.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 5/28/10, by Tom McDonough.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 5/28/10, by netTom McDonough.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 6/08/10, by T.J..
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 6/08/10, by Valerie.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 6/23/10, by Rich S.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 7/06/10, by Jennifer Pearl Gordon.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 5/17/11, by Gary Wright.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 2/07/12, by Gary Wright.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 8/08/12, by Brian.
  • Re: how to find a lawyer for the spinal cord stimulator, 9/16/12, by Rosie.
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