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Surgical Stapler Lawsuits

Injury Lawyers for Patients Hurt by Surgical Staplers

For decades, surgical staplers have been used to expedite surgeries by stapling wounds and organs together, rather than relying on suturing. However, emerging evidence suggests that surgical staplers can be extremely dangerous when malfunctioning or misused.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recorded the following:

  • 41,000 patients had “adverse events” due to surgical stapler use between January 2011 and March 2018.
  • At least 32,000 of these incidents were caused due to the surgical stapler malfunctioning.
  • Approximately 9,000 of these incidents caused a patient to suffer a serious injury.
  • 350 patients in that time period lost their lives due to complications caused by surgical stapler issues.

If you or a loved one suffered furthered or worsened health complications after a surgeon used a surgical stapler during your operation, then you may have a claim to compensation. Oliver Law Group and our surgical stapler lawsuit attorneys are here to help you discover your rights and analyze your case. We are backed by 20+ years of experience with a 98% success rate across more than 6,000 cases.

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Injuries Suffered Due to Surgical Staplers

What can happen when a surgical stapler malfunctions may vary depending on the surgical procedure being carried out at the time. The type of malfunction can also change the injury suffered. Surgical staplers have been known to malfunction by misfiring, firing multiple times, failing to close the wound securely, and forming the staples incorrectly.

Injuries commonly reported in surgical stapler defect incidents include:

  • Internal hemorrhaging
  • Severe infection
  • Organ perforation

Who is to Blame for Your Injuries?

In the spring of 2019, the Ethicon Intraluminal Stapler device was recalled. Nearly 100,000 of these surgical staplers had been sold, but all were deemed unsafe for future use due to a high risk of patient injury. Most surgical procedures that could be completed with the use of an Ethicon surgical stapler were gastrointestinal surgeries.

Ethicon is not the only company making these devices, though. 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Tyco Medical Group, and more have all produced and sold surgical staplers linked to possible defects and injuries. In other words, it is likely that a large pharmaceutical company is liable for your injuries.

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Do not try to pursue compensation and justice after a surgical stapler injury on your own. Allow our highly experienced attorneys represent you. As a law firm with nationwide connections and advanced legal knowledge, we are ready to assist you, no matter what state you call home.

We fight to win. Contact our firm now to speak with a surgical stapler defect lawyer.

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