Stem Cell Therapy Malpractice
Stem cell therapy concept is very simple: use cells instead of donor organs, implant them into a person, and the stem cells will promote the repair of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue.
Unfortunately, in many instances the realty falls far short from the dream. There are many facilities performing dangerous and deceptive stem cell therapies, which may result in serious, life-long injuries and malpractice. Stem cell treatment offered without regulatory approval or being a part of a registered clinical trial, can do more harm than help.
At Abbott Law Group, we hold the negligent healthcare professionals responsible for stem cell therapy malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Jacksonville, FL will seek justice for you and your family.
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. There are different types of stem cells:
- Tissue-specific stem cells – also called “adult” or “somatic” stem cells,
- Embryonic stem cells – “pluripotent” cells that can generate all the different types of cells in the body,
- Induced pluripotent stem cells – engineered pluripotent stem cells to behave like an embryonic stem cell,
- Cord blood stem cells – haematopietic stem cells (HSCs) can make every type of cell in the blood.
STEM CELL THERAPY MALPRACTICE
Stem cell treatments promise cures for many frightening diseases, and some healthcare providers and professionals are engaging in deceptive practices to generate more business. Individuals can be left blind, paralyzed, or fighting serious infections.
When you talk to your doctor about getting stem cell therapy, be cautious and watch these warning signs:
- Claims based on patient testimonials
- Claims there is no risk
- Multiple diseases treated with the same cells
- The source of the cells or how the treatment will be done is not clearly documented
- High cost of treatment or hidden costs
STEM CELL THERAPY REGULATIONS
Our medical malpractice lawyers are deeply familiar with the FDA Regulations Title 21 Chapter I Subchapter L Part 1271 that manages human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products. The regulations make it clear that unless the cells and tissue are “minimally manipulated” and used for a “homologous” purpose, the FDA will subject the medical procedure to the drug regulations.
STEM CELL THERAPY LAWYER
Abbott Law Group is known throughout North East Florida for handling complex medical malpractice cases. If you have sustained an injury while undergoing stem cell treatments, call our law firm at (904) 292-1111, or fill out our contact form to get a free case evaluation.
International Society for Stem Cell Research – Patient Handbook on Stem Cell Therapies