AlloDerm Hernia Patch Failure Lawsuit
AlloDerm surgical mesh is a biological product using human cadaver skin from which the cells have been removed, leaving behind a collagen matrix. The matrix allows a person's own blood cells and tissue to grow into this foundation, thus constructing new tissue from the patient's own cells. According to reports, failures of the reinforcing tissue are occurring at an unacceptably high rate.
Because of the high failure rate of AlloDerm hernia patches, patients are filing lawsuits to be compensated for the pain, suffering and the expense of additional surgeries. The following complications following surgery with AlloDerm hernia patches have been reported:
- Constant pain
- Inflammation of the tissue near the patch and in the patch itself
- Additional surgery to repair the original hernia surgery
- Swelling of the tissue near the area of surgery
- Tissue infection
- Injury to organs, blood vessels, and other tissues that are close to the patched area
- Complete failure of the patch
In one study, the complication rate of surgery using the surgical mesh was as high as 24 percent. The study appeared in a 2008 issue of the journal Hernia.
Numerous complaints about the patches allege they were not tested thoroughly enough before being allowed on the market. The AlloDerm material was approved in 1994 on a 510K device clearance at a time when testing of these devices was not as stringent as testing of drugs.
If you are among the growing number of persons whose patches have failed, you should consider filing a lawsuit for all the distress and added expense you have suffered.
AlloDerm Hernia Recurrence Legal Claims
The recurrence of a hernia can be extremely painful. You should not have to endure the pain caused by a product such as AlloDerm. Our AlloDerm hernia patch lawyers believe that manufacturing companies that make medical devices have a responsibility to consumers. When products fail and cause harm to people, we are not afraid to challenge these companies and hold them accountable.
To find out how we can help you, please contact our AlloDerm injury attorneys today. We will evaluate your circumstances in a free consultation.
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