Have you had a surgery where an Alloderm skin graft was used? Have you experienced any negative side effects because of this surgery? If you can answer yes to these questions then you may have an Alloderm lawsuit on your hands. A few important things to understand when going into a lawsuit is who, what, when, where, and why. Following are a few tips to help you with your Alloderm lawsuit.
You should go into your lawsuit knowing as many facts as you can about your specific case. It is helpful if you know who made Alloderm. A corporation called Life Cell is who created Alloderm. The concept that they used was to use skin off of cadavers and to process the skin in order for it to be used as skin grafts in multiple surgeries. Unfortunately, the skin grafts sometimes cause more complications than they fix, and therefore Life Cell has already faced several lawsuits against them. One example is that in 2006, Life Cell faced a lawsuit in which they were accused of using illegally harvested humans who did not consent to becoming organ donors. This raised concerns of serious illnesses such as Hepatitis, HIV, and Syphilis. Another “who” that you should keep track of is the names of all of the surgeons who have operated on you, or any other doctors who have treated you in relation to the Alloderm skin graft.
When you go into your lawsuit you will need to be able to clearly state what went wrong with the Alloderm skin graft. In some cases, people have had to undergo multiple surgeries just to fix the complications that the original skin graft created. Others have experienced damage to surrounding organs.
You should keep a clear record of when any surgeries were performed and when any adverse side effects became present. You should also keep a clear record of where you received any medical attention, especially if you visited multiple caring facilities.
You should also know why you are filing the lawsuit and what you wish to gain from it. It many cases, compensation may be due to you because of your pain and suffering. You also may receive compensation due to lost wages, medical bills, and living expenses.
If you or one of your loved ones have received an Alloderm skin draft, then it is highly recommended that you contact an Alloderm lawyer who can help you present a successful lawsuit.