Initially introduced in 1992 and developed by LifeCell, Alloderm is a biomedical transplant tissue developed from cadaver donations in order to treat burn victims, as well as those undergoing certain plastic or reconstructive surgeries (such as nasal reconstruction, lip augmentation, hernia, dental [periodontal] and breast reconstruction surgeries).
Because Alloderm is fabricated from human dermal tissues, it minimizes the possibility of transplant rejection. Alloderm donations are regulated by guidelines set forth by the American Association of Tissue Bank (AATB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Alloderm Side Effects
Regardless of regulations dictating the qualifications for appropriate donors, as well as the methods for storing and implanting Alloderm tissue, some patients have reported developing life-threatening infections, severe inflammation, abscesses, bulging, pain, and recurrence of hernia at the site of the transplant.
The FDA has received more than 30 reports of severe Alloderm side effects and has yet to release any warning to the public. Although the FDA has yet to issue an official warning or recall regarding the serious side effects that have been reported to be associated with Alloderm, those injured as a result of this product may need additional invasive and costly surgeries to repair their health complications. Some will even have permanent disfigurement as a result of Alloderm use.
Alloderm lawyers welcome those who have been injured by this product to receive more information about their legal rights during a complimentary initial consultation. While these defective drug attorneys are passionate about building the strongest possible case, they are also committed to resolving cases in the most efficient and successful manner so injured patients can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.
The goal of Alloderm lawsuits is to help victims of Alloderm injuries secure compensation for their injuries and losses while holding LifeCell legally and financially responsible for their injury-causing negligence. Although some of these cases are associated with lengthy trial proceedings, in most Alloderm lawsuits, LifeCell offers injured parties settlement awards well before the trial ever starts.
If you or a loved one have used alloderm and suffered from any side effect including infections, severe inflammation, abscesses, bulging, and hernia relapse, you should contact an Alloderm lawyer immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.