AlloDerm Lawyers Reviewing Lawsuits for Complications following Hernia Surgery

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted June 29, 2012


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential AlloDerm lawsuits for complications experienced following hernia surgery or abdominal surgery where the graft was used. As a result of the manufacturers’ failure to adequately research the use of AlloDerm for hernia surgery or warn about the risk of complications that may result if the patch is not “pre-stretched” before being implanted, financial compensation may be available.

▸ AlloDerm Hernia Repair Problems

AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix is a biologic product created from human tissue, which is processed into a uniform allograft. The graft maintains the elastin from the human skin, which is a protein that coils and recoils within the elastic fibers of the connective tissue and provides elasticity.

While LifeCell Corporation initially introduced the graft for burn victims, periodontal surgery and plastic/reconstructive surgery, AlloDerm has also been actively promoted by the manufacturer for hernia repair and abdominal surgery. However, inadequate warnings and instructions were provided about the tendency of the graft to stretch or thin out over time once it is implanted, which requires that surgeons “pre-stretch” the device and implant it under significant tension to remove the elasticity.

As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to provide adequate warnings and instructions, many individuals have suffered serious and debilitating AlloDerm complications after hernia surgery, when the graft began to:

  • Stretch
  • Expand
  • Thin Out
  • Sag
  • Spread
  • Dissolve

This could leave individuals with severe pain and abdominal deformity after hernia surgery, as well as result in hernia recurrence.


Lawsuits are being evaluated by the AlloDerm lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. for individuals throughout the United States who have experienced complications.

Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided to help individuals determine whether they may be eligible for compensation. If you, a friend or family member experienced problems after hernia surgery where you know or suspect that the AlloDerm graft may have been used, contact our law firm today.

All cases are evaluated and pursued by our attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and all attorney fees and expenses are contingent upon a recovery being secured for complications from AlloDerm hernia surgery.


3 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • carol says:

    in sept.2011 I had mesh hernia repair in my abdomen. I was in the hosp. one mo. got out and in 5days staples had popped out almost all and necrosis and cellulitis had occured all over my abdomen. I had surgery right away and all together I was in the hosp. 5 1/2 mon. on a wound vac. machine. I still have two holes in my abdomen and are awaiting skin graphs.

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  • Keith says:

    I had my operation about 8 years ago! Had infection develope around my belly button. My wife drove me down too the emergency ward. After 3 hours I was treated for the infection, they did not know if I had mersa or aninfection. They gave me some medicine for my pain and treated my sores around the effect area. I had pus and some bleeding! My Doctor was notified, I was told, by someone who works at the hospital, my doctor thought I had mersa! I did develop a bludgeon in the middle of my stomach! I do have some minor pain around the area of my surgery after 8 years!

    Posted on August 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  • John says:

    When I was a kid I had a hernia surgery and ever since then Geisinger dr’s told me I have no dead or alive sperm cells

    Posted on November 18, 2018 at 3:55 am

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