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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