AlloDerm® is a skin graft product made from human cadaver skin cells. Originally developed and used for burn victims requiring skin grafts, AlloDerm is now used for hernia repairs, breast reconstruction, and plastic surgery.
Often used without patients' knowledge, many people who have surgery and experience complications may not know AlloDerm was used and may be responsible for their health problems.
AlloDerm has been linked to a disproportionately high failure rate in hernia patients who had AlloDerm products implanted during surgery. A study in the medical journal Hernia reported 24 percent of surgical patients suffered various complications and problems after AlloDerm was used.
These problems include:
If the AlloDerm graft fails entirely, an explant procedure must be performed, subjecting the patient to the pain, danger, and major inconvenience of a second surgery.
AlloDerm® is a registered trademark of LifeCell Corporation and is used here only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Hernia or LifeCell Corporation.
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