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LifeCell Untested Tissue Parts

LifeCell Untested Tissue Parts Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Risk of Developing HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Infectious Diseases | Untested Body Parts, Tissue Scandal

LifeCell Untested Tissue Parts Side Effects May Lead To Infectious Disease Lawsuits

LifeCell Untested Tissue Parts | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Risk of Developing HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Infectious Diseases | Untested Body Parts, Tissue Scandal

In September 2005, LifeCell Corporation discovered differences in Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) records. LifeCell Corporation initiated a voluntary recall of certain products from the market on September 30, 2005. LifeCell Corporation recalled all lots of products that were produced using tissue from Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS). Life Cell quickly informed the FDA and all relevant hospitals and medical professionals of the recall.

The untested body parts and tissue scandal centers around Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS), which allegedly acquired body parts without donor permission and sold them for use in transplants performed at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout the United States. The owner and three other employees of Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) have been indicted in Brooklyn, New York for taking body parts without legal consent and without proper screening. It is believed that funeral home operators accepted money from Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) in exchange for ignoring obviously forged death certificates and consent forms. The body parts and tissue in question have been distributed throughout the country and used in thousands of operations.

Thousands of patients who underwent tissue, bone and organ transplants are at risk of developing serious diseases due to the use of untested body parts. Recent criminal charges detailed the illegal sale of untested body parts and tissue to hospitals, distributors and medical device manufacturers. The FDA is concerned that the recipients of untested body parts and tissues are potentially at risk of developing HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and other infectious diseases.

Biomedical Tissue Services (BTS) sold these illegal body parts to several large companies including Regeneration Technologies, Inc., Tutogen Medical, Inc., Lost Mountain Tissue Bank and The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas. The FDA and most of the companies involved have not disclosed the number of patients that received the untested parts and tissue.

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Tissue recall took months

Jun 28, 2006 |
For nearly a full year, a human tissue company continued to harvest and ship potentially contaminated body parts while New York City police and prosecutors investigated. Meanwhile, federal and New York state public health officials took no discernible action to halt the flow of suspect body parts destined for surgical implantation. Only after one of the company's business partners detected and reported a problem to health officials in September — about 11 months after the criminal...

Patients given stolen body parts

Jun 21, 2006
Medical products made in the United States from stolen dead body parts have been brought to Australia and implanted into dozens of people. Australia's medical watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) was last night trying urgently to contact 46 patients through their doctors to warn them of the developments. The move came after evidence was presented to the watchdog that the material made from stolen human body parts had arrived in Australia. The agency's own inquiries had...

Gaps in system let ghoulish tale unfold

May 21, 2006 |
His career ravaged by narcotics addiction and a felony drug arrest, Dr. Michael Mastromarino, a New Jersey oral surgeon, agreed in 2002 to a suspension of his license to practice dentistry in New York state. But just four days later, the New York state Department of Health granted him licenses to operate human tissue banks in Brooklyn. Mastromarino also registered his company with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Mastromarino's company, Biomedical Tissue Services, closed down in...

Illegal Harvesting and Sale of Body Parts, Tissue, and Organs- Dr. Frankenstein Would Have Been Proud

Apr 8, 2006 | Newsinferno News Staff
There was a time when Gothic horror stories would frighten moviegoers who paid their quarters to see mad scientists pay grave robbers to steal the body parts and organs from graveyards. Whether the goal was to create a monster like Frankenstein or to dabble in macabre experiments in a dimly lit 19th century medical school, audiences were revolted by the very notion of dead bodies being violated and mutilated once they had been laid to rest. Today, you can rent those grainy black-and-white...

FDA Provides Information on Investigation into Human Tissue for Transplantation

Oct 26, 2005 |
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public of its investigation of human tissue recovered by Biomedical Tissue Services, Ltd. (BTS) of Ft. Lee, NJ, and sent to tissue processors. Some of this tissue may have been implanted into patients from early 2004 to September 2005. The tissue was recovered by BTS from human donors who may not have met FDA donor eligibility requirements and who may not have been properly screened for certain infectious diseases. At this time, the...

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