As Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen continues to seek justice for those affected by the practices of unlicensed clinics, GRYC stem cell lawsuit client Doris Tyler sat down with NBC Nightly News to tell her story yet again.
The segment, “Warning Over Controversial Stem Cell Clinics and Unapproved Treatments” discusses the need for government regulation of rogue clinics, such as the one where she was treated.
The story of the Orlando native and retired elementary school music teacher, Doris Tyler, begins with her search for a cure to her macular degeneration. She first learned about the therapy after reading The Stem Cell Revolution, a promotional book written by the founders of Cell Surgical Network, which claimed that procedures using the cells could treat her macular degeneration.
Cell Surgical Network then referred Tyler to an affiliate Georgia clinic, where doctors injected fat-derived stem cells directly into her eyes. Two months after receiving the treatment, Tyler had completely lost her vision. GRYC’s Andy Yaffa represents Tyler in her lawsuit against Cell Surgical Network, the clinic, and the doctors who treated her.
With recent estimates showing there are now roughly 1,000 clinics in the United States performing similar stem cell operations, some fear that incidents like our clients’ will become increasingly common. Yaffa has already represented several others in stem cell malpractice lawsuits, including Jeannine Mallard, who also became fully blinded after receiving stem cell therapy similar to Tyler’s.
For more information on Tyler’s case and the dangers of the unregulated stem cell industry, please see the below stories:
- Kansas City Star: Peddling unproven treatments, stem cell industry ‘fleeces,’ sometimes harms patients
- Los Angeles Times: Column: Legit stem cell experts in uproar over inclusion in film funded by suspect clinics
- Medium: ‘Snake Oil’ Stem Cell Clinics Peddle False Hope for High Prices
- WSB-TV: Lawsuit: Georgia doctors blind woman with unproven stem cell procedure
- WFTV: ‘I can’t see my grandchildren’: Woman says she was blinded by surgery
- The Washington Post: Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.
If you are reading this because you or somebody you love is seeking representation for a similar case, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help.