FDA AlloDerm Recall Lawyers
On September 30, 2005, the LifeCell Corporation and the Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall of its product AlloDerm. All of these products are made from donated human skin from cadavers, and are used as skin grafts during various kinds of surgery. The recall concerned certain lots of the products that were used from 2004 to the date of the recall.
If you or a loved one has suffered medical complications or repeated surgeries due to this recall, you may have grounds for a legal claim. To learn more about your legal options, contact the FDA AlloDerm recall lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187 today.
Reasons for the Recall
The recall was issued for products that were made with tissue purchased from BioMedical Tissue Services (BTS). There had been allegations that BTS was harvesting tissue from cadavers without first obtaining the proper documentation. Before tissue can be harvested, permission must be obtained by the donor while he or she is alive or from his or her family after his or her death.
This failure to obtain proper documentation did not only cause distress for surviving family members who learned their loved ones’ tissues may have been harvested. Many had to undergo more surgeries to remove and replace the recalled products.
In addition to these repeated surgeries, graft recipients may have been placed in danger by the grafts they received. All donated tissues must be carefully analyzed to ensure they are free of diseases or other dangerous contaminants. Since BTS failed to keep the proper paperwork, there is a risk that some tissue donations may not have been correctly screened.
The AlloDerm recall lawyers of Williams Kherkher believe that this endangerment of patients’ lives is unacceptable. We are committed to helping those affected by the recall seek the fair compensation they deserve.
If you have been affected by the AlloDerm recall, you need to know your legal options. To discuss your case with a knowledgeable AlloDerm recall attorney, contact Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.