January 4, 2008 Hepatitis patient
sues, blames dental implants-FROM
STNG WIRE REPORTS- A woman who
underwent dental implant surgery
...suing the makers of products used
in the surgery, after she learned
the products had been recalled and
she had contracted Hepatitis C.
patient sues, blames dental implants
January 4, 2008
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
A woman who underwent dental implant
surgery at a Chicago office is suing
the makers of products used in the
surgery, after she learned the
products had been recalled and she
had contracted Hepatitis C.
After undergoing a dental implant
procedure at the University of
Chicago that utilized bone allograft
products, Donna A. Drew was told
about the recall and was advised to
undergo medical testing, according
to a suit filed in Cook County
Circuit Court Friday.
After undergoing the testing, Drew
was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
The seven-count suit names Tutogen
Medical, Inc., Biomedical Tissue
Services, Ltd., Zimmer Dental, Inc.
and Apptec, Inc. - medical companies
that were involved in the making of
Drew accuses the companies of
failing to include adequate and
sufficient instructions and warnings
to patients that the product could
be contaminated. The companies also
inadequately designed, manufactured
and tested the product, allowing for
contamination, the suit said.
The suit seeks an amount in excess
of the jurisdiction limits, as well
as court fees.