All those who used the Ethicon Surgical Stapler between 2015 and 2020 who sustained injuries as a result of malformed staples from the defective device may have a valid product liability claim. Continue reading and contact our Hillsborough County Ethicon Surgical Stapler accident lawyer here at The Frank Santini Law Firm today to learn more about these lawsuits and how our firm can assist you.
Over the years, the Ethicon Surgical Stapler has gained notoriety regarding its defects that have seriously harmed many people across the country. Unfortunately, if this has happened to you, you know it all too well. However, there is still time to act, as you may qualify for compensation that can help you heal. Our Hillsborough County Ethicon Surgical Stapler accident lawyer is ready to guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.
When someone has invasive surgery where an incision is made, surgical staples are one means by which a medical professional will close up the incision. That being said, these staples do not simply dissolve in the body; they must be removed. Of course, this is generally a safe procedure when performed by a competent medical team and with the right equipment, however, should the medical team make a mistake or the equipment be defective, the results can be drastic.
In October 2019, the Food and Drug Administration announced a Class I recall on the Ethicon Surgical Stapler, stating that in many cases, a component out of specification in the stapler caused the staples to come out malformed. Unfortunately, this has resulted in serious injury for multiple people–and even one fatality.
As you may know, these staplers were primarily used to close up internal tissue incisions after minimally invasive urologic, gynecologic, pediatric, and other general surgeries. Unfortunately, the defective staplers have resulted in a wide array of very serious injuries. Just some of the symptoms of malformed staples in the body include sepsis, leaking from the surgical incision, bowel leakage, hemorrhaging, fistula formation, and more. If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms and you underwent surgery where the Ethicon Surgical Stapler was used between 2015 and 2020, you may have a strong product liability claim. The Frank Santini Law Firm is here to help.
If you’ve been harmed by an Ethicon Surgical Stapler, our firm can work to recover compensation to cover the cost of medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. The sooner you act, the better off you will be. We are ready to fight for your right to a swift recovery today.
Countless people have already filed their Ethicon Surgical Stapler injury claims, and if you believe you are a victim of this defective piece of medical equipment, you may have a claim as well. Contact The Frank Santini Law Firm today to learn more about how we can assist you.
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