Navigation Links
HIV Infected Body Parts Stolen: Biomedical Tissue Services To Face Legal Action

A New Jersey-based organization, Biomedical Tissue Services has been accused of stealing HIV infected body parts from a funeral home in Brooklyn and distributing it to various hospitals without testing// it.

A woman is said to have contracted HIV following transplantation of bone tissue, according to lawyers who have filed a legal case against the company. The victim is believed to have contracted HIV following cervical fusion surgery (bone graft implantation into the neck) that had taken place last March at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola.

The New York based company is said to have skipped routine screening, and sent the unscreened body parts to another company, Regeneration Technologies for cleaning purpose. The owner of the company, Michael Mastromarino has stated that he is innocent and not involved in any corruption, illegal organ trade, forgery, opening graves and illegitimate dissection.

The controversial tissue was sent to a large-scale distributor of such tissue, Medtronic. Following pre-treatment and tissue processing, the tissue was sold to Sacred Heart Hospital. The Food and Drug Administration authority has recalled specific skin, bone and ligament tissue, in October last year.

The woman who has now lodged a case against the company was intimated by her neurosurgeon that some part of the tissue could have been used for the surgery. Following notification, the woman underwent three Medtronic sponsored AIDS test. The first test came out positive and the second one negative. The result of the third test is yet to be released.

'What we do know at this point is, that after complying with all of their requirements, she has tested positive for HIV, and that is a dramatic and unique problem right now,' said Marcus Michles, the woman's attorney. The actual risk associated with such tissue transplants is unknown, although it is believed that the risk is low owing to pre-processing methods.

T he HIV infection status of other recipients who have received the tissue is unknown at the moment. Recipients of the tissue in Oklahoma and Indianapolis regions have been notified regarding the issue.


Related medicine news :

1. Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey
2. More Married Women In India Are Getting Infected By HIV
3. Panic In Russia Over HIV Infected Blood
4. HIV Infected Libyan Children, Jetted To France For Treatment
5. Healthy, Bird Flu Infected Chickens In Chinese Markets
6. Equal Rights for HIV Infected Workers
7. Bacteria Infected Sausage
8. Cholera Outbreak in Angola: 652 Infected and 22 Dead
9. Strange Theft Of HIV Infected Blood Leaves Authorities Puzzled
10. Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers
11. Boy Infected with AIDS at AIIMS
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet ... in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, ... occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: