When people suffer from joint, bone, or tissue damage, a graft is often necessary to address injuries. While allografts are meant to alleviate pain, strengthen affected tissues, and restore movement, they can sometimes result in complications.
The product liability attorneys at Reed & Terry, L.L.P. can assist individuals in the Sugar Land, TX-area in seeking financial compensation for damages related to defective medical devices. We can file a defective allograft lawsuit to hold medical device manufacturers liable for our client’s physical, emotional, and financial losses.
Potential Complications of Defective Allografts
An allograft is a bone, tissue, or organ that is transplanted from one person to another. Allografts come from a living donor or a cadaver of the same species. Many allograft procedures are a success, but some result in complications, a number of which are due to a defective allograft. Complications of defective allografts may vary based on the type of graft that is placed. Potential complications include:
- Graft failure
- Graft fracture
- Inflammation of surrounding tissues
- Tissue damage
- Cyst formation
Why Are Defective Allografts on the Market?
All surgeries involve a degree of risk, so even a viable allograft has the potential to result in complications. With the added risk that defective medical devices and grafts carry, it is reasonable to wonder why defective allografts are on the market.
In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has discovered that several human tissue transplant companies have ignored federal safety regulations to get allografts on the market quickly so that they can make a profit. Three factors most responsible for defective allografts include:
- Improper handling of allograft materials
- Insufficient screening of allograft materials
- Improper acquisition of harvested skin, bone, and soft tissues
When manufacturers ignore FDA regulations, they put patients at risk. Our Katy attorneys believe it is vital to hold manufacturers accountable for the damages they cause.
Compensation for Damages
A product liability lawsuit gives our Richmond clients the opportunity to collect financial compensation for losses related to a defective allograft. In nearly all cases, the only way to repair damages caused by a defective allograft is with a secondary surgery that replaces the graft. Even when surgery is performed, some of the damages caused by a defective allograft are permanent.
When we are filing a defective allograft lawsuit, we will seek compensation for the full extent of our client’s physical, emotional, and financial losses. Common sources of damages include:
- Medical expenses, including the cost of a secondary surgery
- Cost of ongoing therapy or rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage earning potential
- Funeral expenses, loss of benefits/income, loss of consortium (in the event of a wrongful death)
Schedule a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one has suffered complications that you believe are the result of a defective allograft, the attorneys at Reed & Terry, L.L.P. can help you explore your right to financial compensation. Call (281) 201-0988 to schedule a free case review with our legal team.