The Linx device is a band of interlinked titanium beads that is implanted around a patient's esophagus to control acid reflux. The idea is that the device expands to allow food to pass through, but then tightens to form a barrier against reflux.
The Linx procedure is known to cause serious complications and side effects. These include:
- painful swallowing and the inability to swallow
- nerve damage, including irreversible damage to the vagus nerve
- chronic flatulence, diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome
- impaired gastric motility (inability to move food through your system)
- device erosion, migration and failure
- inability to belch or vomit
- chronic hiccups and nausea
The presence of these complications could arise from improper surgical placement of the Lynx device, or from inherent dangers with the device itself.
The victim of a failed Lynx surgery procedure may have a malpractice claim against the physicians and well as a products liability claim against manufacturer Torax Medical Inc. Potential damages include compensation for
- medical expenses (including explant or revision surgery)
- pain and suffering
- lost wages
We are forming an interest group for patients who have suffered significant complications, injury and loss of quality of life due to the Lynx surgery. Please contact Shouse Law Group for more details.