EXOGEN® Gel Recall Lawyers
Bone Infection Claims & Lawsuits
EXOGEN Gel used in part with an ultrasound bone stimulator has been linked to a risk of severe bone infection due to microbial contamination within the gel. Bioventus, the manufacturer of EXOGEN Ultrasound Gel Pump bottles, issued a recall of several lots of this product. There are dozens of affected lots, so be sure to check if your product has been recalled by clicking here and loading a PDF file of Bioventus’s press release about the recall.
However, you should not send back or discard an affected bottle of EXOGEN Gel right away if it is contaminated. Instead, set it aside in a secure location away from children and pets, talk to your doctor about using an alternative product, and call (912) 809-5335 to connect with Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys in Savannah, Georgia. Our attorneys are ready to fight for your rights as someone who has suffered a bone infection due to EXOGEN Gel.
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- We are already hearing from EXOGEN Gel users like you, and we are already working on a lawsuit for at least one such client.
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What Does EXOGEN Gel Do?
EXOGEN Gel is meant to be used with an in-home ultrasound system to stimulate healing within bones with minor or moderate fractures. Patients are often instructed to apply the gel on the skin nearest the bone fracture at least once a day. The ultrasound system is then used for 20 minutes at least. Some patients are instructed to use the EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System more often, though, which could have inadvertently put them at a higher risk of bone infection due to a contaminated batch of gel.
Why Can EXOGEN Gel Be Dangerous?
Not all batches of EXOGEN Gel are dangerous. The company has identified only a limited number of lots that were contaminated with an undisclosed microbial substance. When used as normal and in typical circumstances, EXOGEN Gel is safe to use as instructed. However, a contaminated batch is capable of transmitting the microbial substances through the skin via absorption, where it can infect the vulnerable bone as it attempts to heal a fracture.
Bone infection symptoms can include:
- Severe pain in the affected area
- Swelling, redness, and unusual warmth
- Fever, chills, or excess sweat
- Open wound accompanied by pus
In severe cases or when a bone infection goes untreated, it can cause necrosis in the bone and the surrounding tissue. Necrosis can trigger a number of other dangerous symptoms and consequences, including amputation of the dead bones and tissues. Advanced necrosis, especially when it originates in a bone, can cause high blood toxicity and eventual death. Please see a medical provider immediately if you are suffering from possible bone infection symptoms.
Should You Keep Your EXOGEN Gel?
Yes, you should keep your EXOGEN Gel bottle if it has been identified as a contaminated batch. Do not use the contaminated product under any circumstance without first discussing it with your doctor. While the bottle is not being used, store it in a safe and secure location that is out of direct sunlight and out of reach of children and pets. Consider keeping it in an airtight plastic bag.
You do not want to throw the bottle away or send it back to Bioventus because that will be discarding the best piece of evidence for your claim. Please allow our attorneys to carefully examine and document the contaminated bottle before disposal. In case the medical supply company tries to argue that you never used a contaminated product, we can quickly counteract that argument with our documented evidence.
Starting Your EXOGEN Gel Lawsuit
Beginning your claim against EXOGEN and Bioventus is simple if you leave it up to our Savannah EXOGEN Gel and bone infection lawsuit attorneys. Call (912) 809-5335 and speak with our team about what is happening, and we can tell you what to do next in pursuit of fair compensation, which could include medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, disability, and more. Remember: All initial consultations are free for EXOGEN Gel users who have suffered from a bone infection or another serious health condition that might have been caused by a contaminated bottle.
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