How to File a Complaint Concerning Your Medtronic InterStim Implant
include jolts and shocks, unwanted interaction with other devices, operational issues, and more. The implant is also linked to a series of side effects.
Overall, the medical community is bombarded by individuals who have had problems with their treatment. This, regardless of any altruistic intention on their clinician's part.
That's not to say these patients aren't justified in their feelings. Not only are clinicians not perfect, but there are a few capable of negligence or ignorance.
When it comes to Interstim complaints, why would Medtronic's world be different?
The Medtronic InterStim is a sacral neuromodulator. The implant normalizes the communication between the brain and bladder and the bowel and brain, giving patients greater control of body function.
The InterStim impacts nerve activity through direct modulation. As an effective tool for medically refractory fecal incontinence, the medical community considers InterStim a less invasive surgical approach to this and other problems.
The manufacturer, Medtronic PLC, has its headquarters in Minnesota. The company produces medical devices that help people perform tasks that most of us take for granted. But Medtronic isn't invincible. Something could go wrong anywhere. And .
Ways to Reach Medtronic
When you agree to an Interstim implant, you expect the device to improve your life. If it doesn't, you have a right to file Interstim complaints.
- Contact your doctor. Inform them of the issue. A responsible clinician will want to do whatever they can to rectify the situation, including additional surgery.
- If that doctor cannot help, see another doctor. This should be a specialist in the Interstim implant.
If you're still not getting satisfactory results, contact Medtronic using the information below:
|Worldwide||+1 763 514 4000|
|Physical Address||710 Medtronic Parkway
How to File a Complaint Against Medtronic
are serious matters. Patients have encountered the following complications.
- Pain at the implant site
- Thin wire movement
- Device or technical issues
- Unexpected changes in bowel or urinary function
- Discomforting stimulation
If you experience these or any other unexpected symptoms, it's essential to reach out to your medical team.
Suppose you're not getting satisfaction; file a complaint. Often, even if the situation's resolved, many believe action still has to be taken, that someone has to take responsibility for the patient's suffering. They then make an official complaint anyway.
- Contact your local Department of Health. They take complaints about members of the medical community and their procedures. A rep will tell you how to make your complaint. The agency may have an online form you can fill out.
- The American Medical Association is a powerful ally in patient care. While essentially an advocate for the medical community, the association investigates patient care and harm caused by patient treatments.
- Contact an attorney experienced in malpractice law. That consultation will lead to all your options. Each state may have its steps. They'll likely include consulting your doctor, how to go about filing the complaint and taking the company to court promptly. Miss a step, you may lose the opportunity to sue.
- If Medicare or another government-sponsored program was part of the coverage, you should reach out to the Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization. Wronged implants fall under their jurisdiction.
- You can reach out to the state attorney general or your local consumer advocate.
- Contact DoNotPay. We have tools for filing complaints that don't require a lot of research on your part. We produce demand letters and guide you through the complaint process.
When it comes to healthcare, the option to take the manufacturer to court is always available, even if the problem is corrected. To sway a court your way, though, you have to prove the following.
- Duty: The defendant (your medical team) was responsible for your care.
- Breach: A violation of that duty resulted in harm via your Interstim implant.
- Cause in Fact: Proof of a correlation between negligence or harm and your suffering.
- Proximate Cause: Proving a direct link between your injury and the negligent action.
- Harm: Showing your injury, loss, and expenses results from the clinician's actions.
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