Medical Device Defect Lawyer and Medical Malpractice Attorney reviewing surgery errors and surgical stapler lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide
Most patients don’t think modern medical devices and equipment can malfunction or cause injury. But surgical injury and medical device defects are a reality, much to the dismay of safety advocates and injured plaintiffs across the country. When medical devices fail and injury and death occurs, legal action may be necessary to ensure the removal of defective products and to compensate those who have suffered at the hands of medical device companies and negligent medical staff.
Surgical instruments can cause injury when poorly designed, poorly manufactured, or used incorrectly. Some instruments may even be retained in a patient’s body in rare cases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with regulating medical devices, though with an easy path for some device companies, many defective medical devices slip through the cracks.
The FDA recently warned healthcare professionals about concerns with surgical staplers, many manufactured by Medtronic, Ethicon, Intuitive Surgical, Smith & Nephew and others. Injured patients and plaintiffs have filed surgical stapler lawsuits following serious injuries and deaths. In a seven year span, according to the FDA report, 366 stapler-related deaths were reported, and over 32,000 stapler malfunctions.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to consumer protection and represents injured plaintiffs in a wide variety of medical device defect and injury cases, including surgical stapler lawsuits. Joe Lyon is an experienced product liability and medical malpractice lawyer, building strong cases with the assistance of medical experts.
Surgical stapler lawsuits typically follow incidents where patients suffer an injury during surgery, which may include severe bleeding, sepsis, infection, chronic pain, tissue and organ damage or death. Surgical stapler malfunction typically involves staple misfiring, stapler misuse, defective staplers and staple misapplication due to medical staff negligence.
Staplers are used during gastrointestinal, gynecologic and thoracic procedures, as well as external cases when quick, high-tension wound care is needed. Due to safety concerns the FDA is considering more restrictions in manufacturing to protect patients. The FDA cannot prevent all medical mistakes and surgery errors, however, and many injured patients have contacted attorneys to file surgical stapler lawsuits following preventable surgical injury.
Joe Lyon is an experienced product liability and defective medical device injury attorney reviewing surgery errors and surgical stapler lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide.
If you or a loved one has suffered a surgical error injury, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding defective surgical stapler lawsuits.