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Human Tissue Transplants Lawsuits

Tissue transplant and spinal fusion surgery patients around the country may have received potentially tainted or contaminated tissue or bone during routine surgeries. At least 2 human tissue-harvesting companies have supplied tissue to companies that process the tissue without adequate screening to eliminate the risk that the tissue is infected or diseased.

In October 2005, the FDA issued a recall of certain donor human tissue used in surgeries collected by Biomedical Tissue Services. The tissue, including bone, tendons, and skin, may have been harvested illegally, in many cases from donors who were not screened for infectious diseases. The company then falsified records to hide their conduct from the distribution facilities that sent the tainted tissue on to recipients. Biomedical Tissue Services may have stolen the tissue from corpses at funeral homes, skipping the mandatory testing process, and selling the tissue to a large distributor of donor tissue.

Our hands-on experience in the human tissue industry will allow us to better help you. One of our lawyers previously worked as a Tissue Procurement Specialist and Procurement Team Leader for the Rochester Eye and Human Parts Bank, where she performed surgical tissue procurement procedures on tissue donors in order to recover transplantable joints and tissues for recipients across the country. We can apply our industry-specific knowledge and experience to help evaluate and handle your case.

If you have had an operation in which human donor tissue, bone, tendons, or skin was used and have tested positive for any communicable or other serious disease, or if you believe you may have contracted a communicable or other serious disease following surgery, or if you have been notified that you may have received tainted, contaminated, or diseased tissue, please contact us today for a free consultation.

At Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., our Colorado and Ohio product liability lawyers represent people like you who may have suffered injuries because of defective medical devices including tissue procurement products. Please contact us today if you believe you have a claim.


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 November 19, 2019

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”

Jury Awards a $58.5 Million Verdict in the “Body Parts Case”: 10 of 21 plaintiffs who sued a now-shuttered body donation company were awarded $58.5 million by an Arizona jury. Burg Simpson shareholders Michael S. Burg, David K. TeSelle, Holly B. Kammerer, and their team of lawyers and legal professionals, recently brought justice for their clients when a Maricopa County… Read more »

 November 8, 2019

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available

Injured? Med Pay Benefits May Be Available Medical payment insurance, or “med pay” for short, is a type of insurance that provides for the payment of an injured person’s medical bills- up to a certain amount- if there has been an accident, regardless of who was at fault. Although one can purchase med-pay insurance as… Read more »

 November 6, 2019

BURG SIMPSON: “BEST LAW FIRM 2020” RECIPIENT

BURG SIMPSON: “BEST LAW FIRM 2020” RECIPIENT ABOUT THE “BEST LAW FIRMS” LIST U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers cooperatively released its tenth annual list of “Best Law Firms” rankings. Burg Simpson was included as a #1 National Ranked law firm for Mass Tort Litigation & Class Action suits. Firms included in the 2020 Edition of… Read more »

 November 5, 2019

Channel 7 Interviews Burg Simpson About the “Human Body Part Case”

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Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.

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 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

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