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AlloDerm: Then and Now

Posted on August 10th, 2011 No Comments

AlloDerm is a type of skin graft known as a dermal matrix, which has been linked to a number of failures. The AlloDerm acellular cadaveric dermal matrix was released in 1995. LifeCell Corporation announced the culturing of human neonatal foreskin keratinocytes for use in the AlloDerm graft on May 16, 1995. The neonatal foreskins on […]

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FDA Issues New Warnings for Surgical Mesh Grafts

Posted on August 4th, 2011 No Comments

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued new warnings for surgical mesh patches. According to officials with the FDA, the risks of using mesh patches such as AlloDerm in pelvic organ prolapsed surgeries may outweigh the benefits. Risks include mesh erosion, pain, infection, bleeding, organ perforation from tools used in the placement of […]

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Hernia Patch Lawsuits Hurt C. R. Bard’s Q2

Posted on July 28th, 2011 No Comments

C. R. Bard, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical devices, posted low second-quarter earnings, which experts say are due to large settlements in defective hernia repair patch lawsuits. Patients across the United States sued C. R. Bard over injuries caused by its Composix Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch. The lawsuits claim the hernia repair […]

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Study: 24% Complication Rate with AlloDerm Grafts

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 No Comments

The overall complication rate associated with the AlloDerm hernia repair patch is 24 percent, a new study says. According to a study published in the medical journal “Hernia,” the complication rate among patients who were implanted with an AlloDerm mesh patch during hernia surgery was as high as 24 percent, with most of the complications […]

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AlloDerm Hernia Patch Associated with Multiple Surgeries

Posted on July 15th, 2011 No Comments

The AlloDerm hernia repair skin graft matrices have been linked to an increased need for secondary procedures. According to a recent study, approximately eight percent of patients who received an AlloDerm mesh patch in a hernia repair operation required an explants procedure, or a second surgery. While explants surgeries are not unheard of with all […]

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Class Action Status Sought by NJ Alloderm Injury Lawsuit Plaintiffs

Posted on July 1st, 2011 No Comments

An Application for Mass Tort Designation has been filed by AlloDerm injury lawsuit plaintiffs with the New Jersey Supreme Court. According to court documents, a request has been filed with the state’s highest court to consolidate all lawsuits regarding the AlloDerm skin graft hernia patch. The hernia mesh repair patch has been linked to numerous […]

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AlloDerm Hernia Repair Patch Linked to Adverse Side Effects, Failures

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 No Comments

AlloDerm is a human-derived tissue patch manufactured by the LifeCell Corporation, which has recently been linked to a number of failures. AlloDerm was first introduced in 1994 to help physicians treat burn victims. As a human-derived tissue, the patch works by promoting tissue growth wherever it is placed. AlloDerm is essentially donor skin that is […]

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Types of Hernias

Posted on June 7th, 2011 No Comments

A hernia is a very serious medical condition, so it is important to understand the different types of hernias. A hernia is a protrusion of an organ through the wall of a cavity that normal contains it. Depending on where the hernia occurs and what organ is affected, a different treatment or procedure is necessary […]

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FDA Approves New Hernia Patch

Posted on June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

A new hernia mesh patch has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The PhysioMesh was approved last month for use in hernia repair surgeries. The patch is a flexible synthetic composite made out of material similar to sutures. The mesh patch is comprised of the material used to make stitches and […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s Hernia Patch Recall

Posted on May 24th, 2011 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson has issued multiple recalls in the last 15 months for a variety of dangerous products, including hernia mesh repair patches. Many of Johnson & Johnson’s recalled products were produced at its McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit in Pennsylvania. The Fort Washington McNeil plant is responsible for more than one million of recalled bottles […]

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