Aziyo Biologics Bone Putty Tuberculosis Outbreak
Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports of a medical bone putty alleged to have been contaminated with the Tuberculosis bacterium that has led to the infection of more than 100 orthopedic surgery patients in Indiana, Delaware, and other U.S. states.
On June 18, 2021, health officials announced the tuberculosis outbreak, appearing across more than 100 patients, all of whom had undergone spinal surgery or fracture repairs within the previous few months. It is suspected that Aziyo Biologics’ bone putty medical product contaminated with TB bacteria is the source of the TB outbreak.
Aziyo Biologics has recalled 154 containers of the material – a malleable bone putty that includes human cells that is used in a variety of orthopedic procedures. The products were shipped to 37 facilities in 20 states between March 3 and April 2, 2021, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Experienced Device Contamination Lawyers
Lieff Cabraser’s contaminated medical product litigation experience includes our work on behalf of plaintiffs injured by meningitis-contaminated steroids from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in 2012 as well as a global settlement achieved in 2009 on behalf of over 1,500 hemophiliacs worldwide who contracted HIV and/or Hepatitis C from contaminated and defective blood factor products produced by American pharmaceutical companies.
If you or a family member have recently undergone orthopedic surgery and have contracted tuberculosis, use the form below or call a defective medical product lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today at 1 800 541-7358 to talk about your case, your rights, and and your potential recovery. There is no charge for our confidential review of your case.
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