Surgical Staplers Can Harm You Instead Of Helping You
When you go to a hospital for surgery, you expect your surgeons to use safe tools that will help you, not harm you. Many patients whose operations involved surgical staplers have found that the opposite was true. In Texas and elsewhere in the United States, surgical staplers have caused serious injury and even death.
Jason J. Joy & Associates, P.L.L.C., cares about helping patients who experienced negative health consequences because of defective surgical staplers. You do not deserve to suffer because of a defective product. Like we have for hundreds of clients, we can help you recover compensation for your damages.
Ten Thousand Injuries In The U.S. Alone
One of the world’s largest manufacturers of surgical staplers, Ethicon, issued a recall of its devices in spring of 2019. Since 2004, the FDA received around 10,000 complaints regarding Ethicon’s dangerous staplers. Ninety percent of these reports stated that the failure of the surgical stapler to function as intended caused harm to a patient.
Understanding Surgical Staplers
Surgical staplers resemble their smaller office-supply counterparts and function the same way. Surgeons can use them to close openings or wounds. However, these products malfunction alarmingly frequently. Because surgical staplers are often used near vital organs, a defective stapler can prove fatal. For examples, surgical staplers can cause serious injuries such as:
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage or failure
- The need for multiple follow-up surgeries
- Wrongful death
One defective stapler can cause not only lifelong physical pain, but also emotional trauma. No patient should have to sacrifice their health because a corporation valued profits from its defective products over consumer safety.
Learn About Surgical Stapler Injuries. FREE Consultations.
If your surgery involved a surgical stapler and it caused you harm, contact Jason J. Joy & Associates, P.L.L.C., immediately. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can research your case. We provide free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by talking with us. To reach our office in Dallas, call 713-221-6500 or send an email.