Experienced Louisiana Personal Injury Attorneys – Surgical Staples
After certain surgical procedures, surgeons and other healthcare professionals often use surgical staplers and staples, both internally and externally, to close open wounds and to connect organs.
While surgical staples have been used for years, their safety was recently called into question. In March 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a letter to healthcare providers warning them about dangerous health risks associated with the usage of surgical staplers. Between Jan. 1, 2011, and March 31, 2018, the FDA found reports of 366 deaths, more than 9,000 injuries, and more than 32,000 malfunctions associated with the devices.
If you or someone you love was harmed by surgical staples, it’s important to get Louisiana defective product attorneys on your side. At Dudley DeBosier, our legal team has many years of experience building strong claims for people who were harmed by medical devices, and we want to help you, too. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Types of Serious Injuries and Fatalities Involving Surgical Staples
Even when they are used properly, surgical staplers and staples can pose serious risks to patients due to their potential for malfunctions. However, when they’re used improperly by medical providers, the risks can be even greater. Patients who have been harmed by malfunctioning or improperly used surgical staplers have experienced the following complications:
- Internal bleeding
- Fistula formation
- Tearing of internal tissues and organs
- Damage to untargeted tissue
- Increased risk of cancer recurrence
Some patients have even died as a result of defective or malfunctioning surgical staples. Don’t miss out on the compensation you deserve if your family was affected by surgical staplers or staples. Our New Orleans and Baton Rouge defective product lawyers believe that medical device manufacturers should be held accountable when their negligence causes innocent people to suffer harm.
Recent Class I Recall of Ethicon Surgical Staples
Because of malformed staples and misfires, the FDA announced in May 2019 that Ethicon Inc. was recalling nearly 100,000 of its surgical stapler products: the Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples and the Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples. The recall is a Class I recall, which is the most serious type of recall due to the product’s potential for causing serious injuries and even death.
If you or someone you love recently had gastrointestinal surgery, you may have been affected by these defective medical devices. Potentially fatal risks associated with Ethicon’s staplers and staples include sepsis, bleeding, the need for permanent ostomy bags, and lifelong nutritional and digestive issues. These health problems can result in significant expenses and time away from work. Our personal injury attorneys want to help you get maximum compensation for what you’ve suffered.
Serving Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and New Orleans
At Dudley DeBosier, we do everything we can to help innocent victims like you get the money they deserve after injuries, including filing defective medical device lawsuits against big corporations. In addition, we’ll treat you like family from the day you call us until the day your case concludes. Contact us today and let our legal team protect your rights.
Dudley DeBosier is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Ethicon, Inc.