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$110 million Illinois personal injury lawsuit filed after human tissue transplant surgery

Personal injury attorneys recently filed a $110 million personal injury lawsuit on behalf of an Illinois farm worker injured by a meniscal transplant surgery. CryoLife Inc., a major corporation that supplies human tissue for transplants, is being accused of providing contaminated cadaver material for the operation. Upon his return to Illinois, the farm equipment operator will no longer be able to work and will need to regularly take medication for pain for the rest of his life. CryoLife recently settled a different lawsuit with a man that died three days after he was implanted with the company’s tissue. The personal injury lawyers in this more recent suit allege that the two mens’ infections resulted from the “same deadly organism.” The company plans to fight the product liability accusations “vigorously” based on the inevitable safety problems when human tissue is used in surgeries.

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