How To File a Surgical Stapler Lawsuit – More Inside
Since the 1960’s, surgeons have elected to use surgical staples in the place of stitches as the former take less time and are more convenient. Surgical staples are used to close skin wounds and do the same job that stitches, which are often time-consuming, do. In addition, staples can be used in internal organs. That said, staples are not without risk: it is estimated that close to 9000 health events are reported to the FDA each year due to the use of surgical staples. In addition, gastric bypass surgery, which is known for staple use, makes up the largest number of victims harmed by surgical staples.
Are you looking for a surgical staples injuries attorney? If you believe that your doctor’s or the manufacturer’s negligence caused you to develop health complications due to surgical staple use, you may be able to file a product liability or medical malpractice lawsuit. Please give us a call NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. We take on cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t charge you anything until we win your case for you. Call our surgical staples injury attorney NOW at (773) 673-9861 to receive your complimentary consultation.
Here are some of the most common causes of surgical staple injuries:
- Staples stuck in other patient tissue
- Stapler dysfunction
- Stapler misfire
- Suture lines separating
Here are some of the common complications associated with surgical stapler use:
- Incision site infection
- Septic shock – when an infection reaches one’s bloodstream and infiltrates body systems
- Internal bleeding due to failure to close the surgical wound correctly
- Stomach acid leakage from the stomach after gastric bypass surgery
Some of the most common staplers brands known to malfunction include:
- Echelon 60
- Echelon Flex60
- Echelon Flex45
- Echelon Endopath
Gastric Bypass Surgery Staples Complications
Gastric bypass surgery uses staplers in the stomach after a surgeon divides the stomach into two parts, creating a smaller pouch which enables the patient to feel full much faster, thereby reducing caloric intake. The stapler used in this procedure allow doctors to close incisions made during the operation as these incisions may not take stitches due to their size. Unfortunately, complications arising out of surgical staplers can lead to further surgery, which can result in permanent damage or even death.
Heart Surgery Stapler Complications
TigerPaw System II is a surgical stapler that is used to correct things like atrial fibrillation, which happens when the heart’s upper chambers do not maintain a stable rhythm, which increases risk of blood clot formation. However, it was recently found that the stapler used in heart surgery had the potential to cause internal bleeding due to atrial wall tears, infections due to injury, and heart failure as well as death due to cardiac complications.
Surgical Stapler Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us Today!
If you had gastric bypass surgery or heart surgery and the physician used staples which then went on to cause complications, you may be able to file a dual injury claim against the physician or the medical center, and the manufacturers of the stapler itself. Please call our surgical staple injury lawyer NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. We look forward to hearing from you.