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Human Tissue Recall from Biomedical Tissue Services

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Every year there are approximately one and a half million new surgical procedures known as Allografts – surgical transfers of bone, skin, tendons, and other tissues in which tissues from cadavers are transplanted into patients.

Recently, the New Jersey tissue company known as Biomedical Tissue Services was criminally indicted for illegally harvesting human tissue from corpses. Biomedical then placed and sold the tissue into the stream of commerce (to hospitals, etc.) throughout the United States without appropriate tissue monitoring which would prevent the introduction, transmission and spread of communicable diseases.

As a result, patients/victims throughout the country have received recall notices from the FDA and/or their medical providers informing them that they may have received in their surgery illegally harvested body parts as tissue transplants. Unfortunately for these victims, the FDA is concerned that the untested body parts and tissues implanted in them will cause them to be potentially at risk of developing HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, and other infectious diseases.

If you or a member of your family were a victim of this scam, please contact our offices immediately.