Surgical Staplers Lawsuits and Injuries
Surgical staplers and staples are designed to be sterile suturing option to work in a surgical setting.
However, many surgical staplers and staples have been recalled due to potential problems caused by “misfiring” or not fully closing incisions.
Some of the potential problems that have resulted from defective staplers and/or surgical staples include infection, acute pain, and sepsis, which have resulted in the need for revision surgeries, organ loss, and can even cause death.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems after surgery with a surgical stapler, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.
Internal vs. External Surgical Staplers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of certain surgical staplers due to the previously mentioned misfires. This recall was the result of an ongoing investigation by the FDA.
Surgical staplers were approved by the FDA as Class I Medical Devices for external use.
Class I medical devices are items like Band-Aids, sunglasses, Q-tips, etc. which don’t cause harm if used for their intended purpose. However, certain stapler manufacturers also marketed surgical staplers/staples for internal use, which requires a Class II Medical Device classification.
Ethicon and Covidien are the main manufacturers of these surgical staplers in the U.S.
How Does This Affect You?
If you have had surgery where surgical staplers were used to repair a wound internally or externally and suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some of the possible side effects of a “misfiring” surgical stapler or one that did not fully close an incision site are:
- Acute pain
- Bleeding in surgery
- Revision Surgeries
- Organ loss
Have You Been Injured by a Surgical Stapler?
Contact VanDerGinst Law for a free consultation regarding your personal injury due to surgical staples. VanDerGinst Law has over 30 years of experience in personal injury lawsuits.
There’s no need to go through the hassle of trying to figure out what to do in a situation like this—we’ll handle all the details and focus on a financial recovery while you focus on your medical recovery.