AlloDerm Hernia Mesh

Alloderm Hernia Mesh LawsuitLIfeCell’s AlloDerm products which include AlloDerm Tissue Matrix and AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix are biologic products made in a process from donated human tissue.

Many of the AlloDerm mesh products come in the form of patches, and are frequently used for the following types of surgeries:

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Hernia Repair
  • Other Types of Surgical Reconstructions

Because the mesh is made from human tissue, it is intended to transition into the tissue of the surgical patient and provide for a stronger surgical repair. However, the product has resulted in injuries to patients in its decades of use.

History of AlloDerm Hernia Mesh

LifeCell introduced the AlloDerm products in 1992 for use with burn patients, dental surgery, and plastic or reconstructive surgery. Around 2000, LifeCell began promoting AlloDerm for hernia repair and abdominal reconstruction surgery.

Use of the AlloDerm mesh for hernia surgery was never adequately studied, yet LifeCell promoted the product as safe and effective. This resulted in wide use of the product in hernia repairs.

In a 2008 research study of 70 patients published in the medical journal Hernia, researchers found evidence of a significant increase in complications with AlloDerm mesh products compared to other hernia repair methods. One out of every five suffered at least one complication, while some suffered multiple problems.

There has been no recall of AlloDerm products, but LifeCell no longer markets their mesh products for hernia repair.

AlloDerm Hernia Mesh Lawsuits

The AlloDerm Hernia Mesh lawsuits allege that LifeCell knew or should have known that the patch was not suitable for hernia surgery and should have not promoted the product in that way. Furthermore, the product did not have proper warnings and instructions that may have reduced the risk of complications.

When used in surgical hernia repairs, AlloDerm hernia mesh products can be linked to these types of complications:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Tissue Tears and Perforations
  • Hernia Recurrence

Many patients who received the AlloDerm hernia mesh have required additional surgery to correct the complications caused by this medical product.

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