The Surgical Stapler lawsuits claim that surgical staplers have been malfunctioning and causing injuries such as infections, internal bleeding, and organ damage. Our law firm is representing individuals who suffered injuries because of the use of a surgical stapler.
Surgical staplers (also called “skin staplers” or “wound staplers”) are medical instruments commonly used by surgeons as a substitute for sutures in order to close lacerations and incisions as well as connecting internal organs. These devices have been used for over 50 years. They have been marketed as time savers.
However, a review of the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database has found more than 41,000 adverse event reports filed between January 1, 2011, and March 31, 2018. According to this review, surgical staplers have malfunctioned approximately 32,000 times. There have been 9,000 serious patient injuries. More than 350 patients are known to have died as a result of surgeons employing surgical staplers.
These numbers represent only what the FDA has publicly admitted. On May 30, 2019,