Diseased bone lawsuits seek to secure compensation for those who received contaminated bone or tissue implants from 2001 to 2005 and developed life-threatening conditions, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and syphilis.
Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) and CryoLife were trusted tissue-service companies that were found to be in violation of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety protocols for screening and cleaning tissue. Additionally, these negligent companies were forging donor consent forms and death certificates to make otherwise ineligible donors seem eligible.
News of these unethical violations captured national public attention in October 2005 when the FDA recalled all bones and tissue suspected of contamination. Experts estimate that approximately 13,000 diseased bone and tissue specimens were recalled and that roughly 8,000 were implanted in patients.
While BTS and other reckless tissue-service companies are legally responsible for compensating the patients, so too are any medical facilities that failed to stop using recalled tissue or bone specimens.
How to Initiate Diseased Bone Litigation
Those who suspect that they received a diseased bone or tissue implant are urged to:
- Consult their physicians as soon as possible to undergo a thorough screening to assess whether they have complications associated with contaminated tissues.
- Meet with a skilled diseased bone lawyer, once their health is stable, to receive a professional evaluation of their case, secure superior legal services, and initiate a diseased bone lawsuit.
Seasoned products liability lawyers will not charge any legal fees unless or until their clients are awarded a settlement. Although most diseased bone lawsuits will be settled before the trial, these attorneys are prepared to aggressively litigate in any necessary legal proceeding, and they will work tirelessly to help victims get through the legal process as successfully and efficiently as possible so they can focus on moving on with their lives.
If you or a loved one received bone or tissue from BTS or Cryolife and contracted HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, or syphilis you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.