A growing number of lawsuits have been filed by people who were injured by severe side effects of stem cell therapy, such as infections, worsening kidney failure, or diabetes.
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FDA Warns R3 Stem Cell Clinic
May 2019 — The FDA has put R3 Stem Cell on notice for advertising stem cell therapy as a “miracle cure-all” for unapproved diseases like ALS, kidney failure, type-1 and type-2 diabetes, Lyme disease, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and more.
U.S. Stem Cell Clinic Lawsuit
In May 2018, the FDA and Department of Justice filed two lawsuits against U.S. Stem Cell Clinic and U.S. Stem Cell Inc., seeking an injunction to force the clinics to stop providing treatments.
The clinics were falsely claiming that injections of stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat cells or blood cells could treat diseases ranging from Parkinson’s disease to pulmonary fibrosis.
The lawsuit was filed against the following stem cell clinics:
- US Stem Cell Clinic LLC, of Sunrise, Florida, US Stem Cell, Inc., and company officers Kristin Comella and Theodore Gradel
- California Stem Cell Treatment Center Inc., of Rancho Mirage and Beverly Hills, California
- Cell Surgical Network Corporation, and company owners Elliot Lander, M.D. and Mark Berman, M.D.
4 Women Go Blind After Stem Cell Treatments
In 2017, several lawsuits were filed after 4 women went blind after receiving stem cell injections in their eyes at U.S. Stem Cell. Within days of undergoing stem cell therapy, they were all hospitalized with rapidly worsening vision, retinal detachments, bleeding, and blindness. One patient, Jeannine Mallard, said “They ruined my life.”
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are very young human cells that have the ability to develop into specialized cells, such as blood cells, bone cells, or brain cells.
What is the Problem?
In 2017, there were hundreds of clinics in the U.S. offering unproven, costly stem cell treatments to treat or cure diseases with no evidence that they actually work. Patients who are desperate for a cure often pay upwards of $5,000 to $10,000 out-of-pocket for each infusion.
Stem Cell Side Effects
Unfortunately, many patients have suffered devastating side effects, such as:
- Bacterial contamination
- Worsening diseases, such as diabetes or kidney failure
- Permanent disability
- Other severe side effects
Health Risks of Stem Cell Treatments
Sick patients may choose a bogus stem cell therapy instead of another treatment that actually works, resulting in significant worsening of their illness. Certain types of stem cells can also travel away from the area where they were injected and start growing, resulting in a deadly cancer.
Patients can also develop severe side effects as a result of poor manufacturing, bacterial contamination, drug mix-ups, and blood products from donors who are infected with transmissible diseases.
Bacterial Infections & Stem Cell Outbreaks
From August to September 2018, 12 people were hospitalized with severe infections after receiving injections of umbilical-cord stem cells that were contaminated with E. coli and other dangerous bacteria. The patients received injections of ReGen® at stem cell clinics in Texas, Florida, and Arizona.
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