Hospital Faces Three Lawsuits Over Cadaver Tissue

Bloomington Hospital now faces its third lawsuit filed by a patient upset by possibility they received tainted tissue from human cadavers during surgery. Full Story
suzanna

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Apr 20, 2006
I wouldn't hold the hospital responsible, it wasn't their fault. I hold the hospital and DR responsible if they do not contact me. Which has happened. I have a right to know. The company involved would be held responsible. I had to research my own tissue, I found that it came from RTI one of the ones involved. My surgery was June 2004. The FDA said that was the time frame and contact the Hospital where the surgery was done. I did. They asked what my concerns were and I told them. They told me to contact my family DR and have tests done. If I had never researched it I would never had known.
Mike Bloomington

Bonaire, GA

#2 Jun 1, 2006
You need to hold the hospital responsible, they have a duty to monitor the quality of implanted tissue. Highly recommend you contact an attorney specializing in medical malpractice. They will insure you recieve the testing and continued monitoring by specialists. This will be very expensive and, the cost should be burden of the hospital.
suzanna wrote:
I wouldn't hold the hospital responsible, it wasn't their fault. I hold the hospital and DR responsible if they do not contact me. Which has happened. I have a right to know. The company involved would be held responsible. I had to research my own tissue, I found that it came from RTI one of the ones involved. My surgery was June 2004. The FDA said that was the time frame and contact the Hospital where the surgery was done. I did. They asked what my concerns were and I told them. They told me to contact my family DR and have tests done. If I had never researched it I would never had known.
Dewey Bowser

AOL

#3 Jun 6, 2006
Yes i would have to agree with you start from the top and work your way to the bottom ! i do understand how you feel! i recieved a letter after haveing an allograft done at C-5 C-6 that the tissue may be tainted that i recieved from that day on every time i begin to get ill right away i begin to worry if it may be some kind of diese setting in from the tissue i recived from central wenathcee hospital.here in washington if you would like to get some help contact motleyrice.com lawers they are the ones that sued the marlboro company they are the most largest and very power full lawers in the united states and they do not ask for money they have 500 cases in front of them as we speak good luck
Terrie Dietsch

Fayette, IA

#4 Jun 27, 2006
6-29-06 I heard about the recent news cadavers tissue used in surgery,s I had fusoun surgery done 1t one year ago .They cadavers for this . Should I be worry. I am disabled .They could not use the bone ro what ever it called due to haveing 3 disk in my lower left back. Thank you for your time
Von Lucas Chandler In

United States

#5 Aug 16, 2006
Yes, I think the hospitals should be held responsible because they should all have a system to monitor all tissue that they will use at their facility, even though they say that along the way someone else did that testing. They need to stop passing the buck and take responsibility for their own facility.
Randy- Warriors Mark-Pa

AOL

#6 Oct 24, 2006
I personaly think that everyone that had anything to do with the tissue should be held responsable! I had a fusion in April 2004, and was notified with a letter saying about a recall of the bone that was used in the operation. A RECALL, come on, we sound like an automobile or something.They say not to worry, chances of them being bad are very slim, they're not the one's with this in their body. It's sickening and there is no exscuce for something like this to happen,it is scary and and hard to live with hey,the bone bank is "perfectly safe" they said,yeah O.K. Everyplace that the tissue goes threw should have to to the testing and steralization processes, it is a human being there working on not a vehicle. How can I figure out where my bone came from? anyone know?
ABLAZE

East Brunswick, NJ

#7 Nov 5, 2006
DID ANYONE EVER HEAR OF THE BMP FOR THE BACK CALLED BONE MAGNETIC PROTEIN I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT IS AND NOW FEAR IT WAS THE TISUE OF A DEAD PERSON CAN SOME ONE HELP ME THE DR LEFT OUR STATE AND WENT TO TEXAS IN JULY,06 I ASKED HIM HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN USING THIS AND HE SAID ITS NEW ABOUT 2 YRS CAN SOMEONE HELP ME RESEARCH THIS AND GET BACK TO ME I AM SCARED I NEVER GOT ANY BETTER I AM AFRAID HE LIED TO ME PLEASE HELP
Dewey Bowser

AOL

#8 Jan 4, 2007
ABLAZE wrote:
DID ANYONE EVER HEAR OF THE BMP FOR THE BACK CALLED BONE MAGNETIC PROTEIN I AM NOT SURE WHAT IT IS AND NOW FEAR IT WAS THE TISUE OF A DEAD PERSON CAN SOME ONE HELP ME THE DR LEFT OUR STATE AND WENT TO TEXAS IN JULY,06 I ASKED HIM HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN USING THIS AND HE SAID ITS NEW ABOUT 2 YRS CAN SOMEONE HELP ME RESEARCH THIS AND GET BACK TO ME I AM SCARED I NEVER GOT ANY BETTER I AM AFRAID HE LIED TO ME PLEASE HELP
Hi there hope all is going Well I would incurage you or any body else that has recieved tainted tissues To contact montley rice lawers i had the same bad luck i recied an allograft in march 2005 C-5 C-6 later got the bad news certified letter saying that i may have recived tainted tissues. So know i have got to be tested for aids and other desieses for the next 8-10 years every 6 monthes. There for i incourage you or any body else to contact these lawers. just click on the link with your mouse or copy and paste it in you search bar and you can read some info and contact them as well http://www.motleyrice.com/medical/cadavertiss... Thanks and take care Dewey
Dewey Bowser

AOL

#9 Jan 4, 2007
Terrie Dietsch wrote:
6-29-06 I heard about the recent news cadavers tissue used in surgery,s I had fusoun surgery done 1t one year ago .They cadavers for this . Should I be worry. I am disabled .They could not use the bone ro what ever it called due to haveing 3 disk in my lower left back. Thank you for your time
Hi here is a link you may be interested in reading should be able to click on this with your mouse or just copy and paste it in your search bar http://www.motleyrice.com/medical/cadavertiss... Thanks and good luck Dewey
Cheryl

Anchorage, AK

#10 Jan 8, 2008
Is there a support group? I think I need one. I don't know anyone here so I feel its too personal but where can I get more information?
Charlie

Tuscaloosa, AL

#11 Jan 22, 2008
Cheryl, There is a group at http://www.victimsofthestolentissue.com/
Deborah

Saskatoon, Canada

#12 Oct 18, 2009
I need some advice please. In May, 2008 I was implanted with cadaverous tissue during nasal reconstruction. This was done after the surgeon assured me that in my case only my own tissue should be used. It was only as a result of complications Post Op that I found out through various interns that cadaver tissue had been used,(Alloderm). When I requested a copy of my operative reports I found out that not only Alloderm but also an ear cartilage graft(not mine) had been implanted. Can anyone advise me on how to proceed with this. I was not aware that this would be done and I never signed a medical form giving my permission for this to be done. Could someone advise me how to proceed. This Doctor needs to be held responsible but how do you fight the legal system?. Thanks.

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