Have You Been Harmed by a Surgical Stapler?
In a statement released in March 2019, the FDA outlined issues with surgical staplers that have resulted in serious patient harm and, in some cases, death. More than 41,000 medical reports from January 2011 to March 2018 document patient injuries related to surgical staplers and staples. Many of these reports were included in a hidden database, not readily accessible to doctors and other health care professionals.
Surgical staplers and staples are commonly used to cut and seal tissue or vessels in surgical settings, including in minimally invasive surgeries. When these staplers fail to perform as they should, the consequences can be severe, or potentially fatal.
Reported problems with these devices:
- Failure to fire
- Opening of the staple line
- Misapplied staples
If you have had any of these surgeries from 2018 until now:
And have experienced:
- Internal bleeding
- Allergic reaction requiring hospitalization
- Infection requiring hospitalization
- Fistula formation
- Internal organ injury, tearing of tissues and/or organs
You may have a surgical stapler lawsuit. We can help.
Davis & Crump is now handling claims for individuals who have been injured by surgical staplers. Davis & Crump is experienced in medical device product liability cases and settlements. If you or a loved one has been injured by a surgical stapler, contact us at 1-800-277-0300.
Fill out a free claim evaluation or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to get started.