Alloderm presents serious hernia recurrence risks to patients. A hernia happens when part of an internal organ bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias occur in the abdomen. Hernias affect men, women, and children. The usual treatment for a hernia is surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall
Some of the AlloDerm risks may be so severe that patients are required to undergo additional surgeries to correct the problems caused by the skin graft product which is manufactured by the New Jersey LifeCell Corporation.
In a 2008 study of 70 hernia surgery patients, there was a 24 percent Alloderm complication rate. Additional surgeries incite greater risk for patient health and welfare as well as more medical expenses, more anesthesia risk, more risk of bacterial infections.
Complications may and do occur with the materials used to repair hernias. Some of the complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions, and injuries to nearby organs, nerves, or blood vessels. Other complications of hernia repair can occur with or without the mesh, including infection, chronic pain, and hernia recurrence.
Have you or a family member been put at further risk from Alloderm hernia repair mesh? Are you entitled to an unsafe medical device lawsuit in Arizona, Pennsylvania or New Jersey?