Defective Surgical Staplers

Surgical staplers are used in surgeries to close internal and skin wounds. For internal use, they can be used to remove part of an organ, create connections between structures, or cut through organs and tissues. In March 2019, the FDA announced a plan to review and address the safety of surgical staplers after receiving more than 41,000 adverse event reports associated with the staplers and staples for internal use. The reports include deaths, serious injuries, and malfunctions that have occurred because of the staplers.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from a surgical stapler, contact one of our surgical stapler injury lawyers. Our team will handle your case and make sure you are represented fairly.

Case Quick Facts

The Problem

In March 2019, the FDA stated it had received more than 41,000 adverse event reports associated with surgical staplers and internal staples. These reports from January 2011 to March 2018 detail 366 deaths, more than 9,000 serious injuries, and over 32,000 malfunctions related to surgical staples. Some of the most commonly reported problems include:

  • applying staples to the wrong tissue
  • using the wrong staple size
  • problems with firing or failure of the stapler to fire the staple
  • opening of the staple line or malformation of staples

The FDA has created a sweeping plan to address the safety of surgical staplers, which may mean requiring stricter product reviews of the staplers.

The Injuries

Stapler malfunctions or misuse can cause severe injuries, including:

  • bleeding
  • sepsis
  • tearing of tissues and organs
  • increased risk of cancer recurrence
  • death
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If you or a loved one have faced negative health consequences due to a surgical stapler, please contact GoldenbergLaw. We deliver the Gold standard advocacy you deserve.

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