Alloderm lawsuits are defective drug cases in which patients injured by the tissue graft known as Alloderm (which is produced by LifeCell, a division of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. since 2008) seek monetary compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering as a result of complications from Alloderm. Classified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a “banked human tissue,” the Alloderm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix uses human cells to:
- develop blood vessels
- attract white blood cells
- allow the graft to eventually become part of the host tissue
- minimize the chances of graft failure or rejection
Basis for Alloderm Lawsuits
Alloderm has been used in breast reconstruction, hernia repair, periodontal surgeries, and reconstructive procedures to improve both internal and external damage. Regardless of its effectiveness, however, Alloderm has been found to cause a number of complications, some of which include:
- dehiscence, a condition in which an organ or tissue splits open
- disease transmission from the graft (Although LifeCell has a strict donor screening process to mitigate the risk of diseased tissues being implanted in patients, it cannot guarantee that all possible pathogens have been removed.)
- hernia relapse, after Alloderm was implanted as part of treatment for a hernia or failure with mesh patch implants
- serious allergic reaction
- seroma, the accumulation of serous fluid in a discrete pocket that develops after a surgery, injury, disease, or physical trauma
- sloughing or graft failure.
Patients injured by these side effects will have a products liability claim for Alloderm failure in a lawsuit against LifeCell.
How to Start an Alloderm Failure Lawsuit
Alloderm patients who sustain any of the above complications should, following emergency medical treatment and stabilization of their health, consult with a seasoned products liability attorney to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements. Initial consultations are free, and experienced attorneys will not charge any legal fees for their services unless a settlement is awarded to their Client.
Should injured patients choose to stand up for their legal rights and follow through with an Alloderm failure lawsuit, skilled attorneys will fight for their rights, build them a strong case, and help them secure the highest possible settlement award.
If you or a loved one have used alloderm and suffered from any side effect including dehiscence, hernia relapse, allergic reaction, seroma, or sloughing you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.