If you recently had a spinal fusion or bone fracture repair surgery you may be at risk for Tuberculosis.
Multiple Indiana hospitals received doses of a recalled lot of FiberCel bone repair product.
The Centers for Disease Control is investigating a multistate outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) linked to this product. This investigation was prompted by a number of patients who had undergone spinal or orthopedic surgery that involved FiberCel bone repair product, reported symptoms of tuberculosis, and have since tested positive. Surgery patients are urged to contact their physicians if they experience symptoms associated with tuberculosis (TB).
Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious respiratory illness that is spread from person to person through the air by coughing, sneezing, or talking. It is a bacterial infection that not only affects the lungs, it can also affect the kidneys, brain or spine.
Symptoms of tuberculosis (TB) include weakness or fatigue, weight loss, fever, chills, loss of appetite, pain in the chest, and persistent cough.
If you or someone you know recently had orthopedic or spine surgery that involved FiberCel bone repair tissue, contact us. Our attorneys can provide you with a no-cost case evaluation and inform you of your legal rights.