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DEFECTIVE SURGICAL STAPLERS CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES

If you had a surgical procedure AFTER 2010 that used internal surgical staplers, and suffered injuries caused by the defective surgical staplers, you may be entitled to MONEY damages

There are deadlines to file a claim. 

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Kaiser Health News tells story of investigation into hidden FDA reports on surgical staplers.

A Kaiser Health Network investigation uncovered that in 2016 almost 10,000 surgical stapler issues were reported into an internal FDA database. 

FDA records show that its public reports of injuries or malfunctions saw a significant uptick from 1,000 reports in 2015 to 11,000 in 2018.  

The FDA is continuing to investigate the safety of surgical staplers. The FDA is also looking into possible classification changes of the surgical staplers allowing the FDA to require greater testing of various mechanical features.   

The FDA’s review of surgical staplers included examining the past 7 years of secret reports that were not added to the public database known as MAUDE (Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience).

Those public reports show that “between January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2018, the FDA received over 41,000 individual medical device reports for surgical staplers and staples for internal use, including 366 deaths, over 9,000 serious injuries, and over 32,000 reports of malfunctions.”

On March 2019, the FDA sent a letter to health care providers advising that it is reevaluating the safety of surgical staplers and may reclassify them in order to better control the number of injuries being reported.

Procedures Surgical Staplers Are Used

Injuries Caused By Surgical Staplers

$80 Million Awarded Over Defective Surgical Stapler

An Alameda County jury awarded almost $80 million in damages due to a defective surgical stapler. 

Three days after going to a Pleasanton hospital for routine hemorrhoid surgery a patient discovered their bowel had been stapled shut against their rectal wall, closing off their intestine. 

It was determined that the surgical stapler used was defective and the specific device used in their procedure was actually recalled. 

The FDA discovered that certain models of the device were difficult to squeeze, which can cause the tool to misfire and sometimes form an incomplete staple.

RECALLED STAPLERS & STAPLER SYSTEMS

ETHICON (JOHNSON & JOHNSON)

COVIDIEN (MEDTRONIC)

INTUITIVE SURGICAL

JUSTRIGHT SURGICAL

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Surgical Stapler

Have you or a loved one been injured by a defective surgical stapler? 

Did you know you can file a surgical stapler lawsuit? 

How We Can Help

Our attorneys are investigating claims on behalf of people who have been injured during surgery because of surgical stapler misuse or malfunction. If you want to know if you qualify for the surgical stapler lawsuit please contact us immediately.

You Have Legal Rights And You May Have A Right To Compensation!

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