SURGICAL STAPLER & STAPLES INJURIES
Recent information released by the FDA reveals an overwhelming number of injury, malfunction, and death reports related to the use of surgical staples and implantable staples. If you or a loved one has been injured by faulty surgical staples and staplers, you may be entitled to substantial compensation through product liability lawsuits. Contact AVA Law immediately: time may be limited.
Surgical Stapler and Staples Lawsuits
Surgical staples and staplers continue to grow as a persistent problem in the medical community as these devices injure hundreds every year. In March 2019, FDA officials found after combing through over 41,000 individual medical device reports recorded from 2011 to 2018, surgical staples and staplers for internal use caused the following grievous incidents:
- 366 deaths
- 9,000+ serious injuries
- 32,000+ malfunctions
The FDA plans to help the growing problem through providing detailed recommendations for health care providers using surgical staplers/staples. However, current and past patients suffering from surgical stapler and stapler injuries remain the victims of dangerously defective products. AVA Law Group wants to connect you with the legal assistance you need to receive compensation and justice for your unneeded suffering.
Surgical Stapler/Staples Complications and Injuries
- Prolonged surgical procedures
- Unplanned, additional surgical interventions
- Fistula formation
- Tearing of internal tissues and organs
- Increased risk of cancer recurrence
What are Surgical Staples/Staplers?
Surgical staples are usually used in place of manual suturing. According to the FDA, surgical staplers and staples may be applied in a wide range of surgeries to remove part of an organ, create connections between internal and external structures, and cut through organs and tissues. Surgical staples come in several different types including titanium, plastic, and polylactide-polyglycolide copolymer.
Surgical staplers are used to place external and internal staples and have advantages including quick placement, minimal tissue reaction, low risk of infection, and strong wound closure.
However, surgical staple and stapler defects or guides lacking proper information and instruction for surgical staples and staplers can quickly turn them into a hazard for patients instead of a help.
Commonly Reported Surgical Staples/Stapler Problems
- Misapplied staples
- Failure to fire the staple
- Difficulty in firing
- Malformation of staples
- Opening of the staple line
Help for Surgical Staple and Stapler Injury Victims
AVA Law Group, Inc. is currently looking into surgical/staple injury cases for individuals concerned their injury may have been caused by faulty products. Our lawyers possess the expertise and care to help you and loved ones through this trying time and fight for your right to legal compensation for your injuries. We aggressively pursue compensation for clients to cover unexpected financial burdens caused by their surgical staple and stapler injuries. Victims of surgical staple and stapler injuries have been awarded millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering!
If you or a loved one was injured by faulty surgical staples or staplers, contact AVA Law Group today to connect with an experienced personal injury attorney. Sign up for your free case evaluation today to see if you are eligible to file a defective product lawsuit against surgical staple and stapler manufacturers.