Have you or a loved one experienced serious complications due to the use of a surgical stapler? Provost Umphrey is fighting for you.
Surgical staplers are medical devices often used internally and externally to close wounds during surgery.
In April 2019, Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, recalled its circular stapler due to insufficient firing and failure to completely form staples. The FDA identified this recall as a Class I, the most serious type of recall, due to the use of these devices potentially causing serious injury or even death.
The products that have been called are:
- Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples
- Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples
- Products included in the Echelon Flex™ Endopath® stapler recall are: Echelon Flex 60 Endopath Stapler, Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter
- Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Compact Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter
- Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter, 44cm Shaft Length
- Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter, 34cm Shaft Length
Ethicon discovered its circular staples were misfiring after a trend of complaints and returned staplers.
Potential risks to patients include:
- Need for a permanent ostomy bag
- Permanent nutritional and digestive issues
- Leak in the closure
- Additional surgeries or closures
What You Can Do
If you have been injured due to the use of a surgical stapler, you may be entitled to compensation. The trial lawyers at Provost Umphrey Law Firm have decades of experience investigating and successfully trying medical product liability cases.
We provide our clients with a guarantee that you will not owe us anything if we are unable to secure financial compensation for your suffering. All the case information you provide our firm will remain confidential.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after a procedure using a surgical stapler, call today for a free case evaluation at (888) 588-1695.