Who Am I Calling?

Surgical Stapler Malfunctions May Cause Serious Injuries

If you’ve suffered internal bleeding or an infection after a recent operation with surgical staplers, contact us now. You may be entitled to financial compensation.

Find Out if You Qualify

Surgical Stapler Lawsuits

Surgical staplers are commonly used in a variety of surgeries, including abdominal, cardiovascular, and thoracic surgery, as well as some bariatric procedures. While they are considered safe and effective overall, there is risk involved in their use.

Certain surgical staplers have been known to malfunction and have been linked to infections, internal bleeding, organ damage, and even death. In some cases, the staples have come undone, causing serious injury or death. In other cases, the stapler has malfunctioned, causing the patient to bleed out or suffer organ damage. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a surgical stapler malfunction, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced partnering attorneys can help you investigate your claim and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Find Out if You Qualify
Surgical Stapler Lawsuit Facts


  • Internal surgical stapler

Injuries and Illnesses

  • Infection
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ and tissue damage
  • Death


  • Medtronic
  • Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • Other surgical stapler manufacturers


  • Multiple devices have been recalled 
  • The FDA reclassified the devices from Class I to Class II, subjecting them to stricter regulations
  • Lawsuits continue to be filed against surgical stapler manufacturers

Common Surgical Stapler Malfunctions

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most common surgical stapler malfunctions reported include

  • Opening of the staple line or staple malformation;
  • Misfiring, difficulty in firing, or failure to fire the staple; and
  • Misapplied staples (i.e. wrong tissue was stapled or wrong size staples were used).

The results of these malfunctions could be serious infections leading to sepsis, abnormal formations between tissue (fistulas), organ damage, internal bleeding, and possibly death. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of any of these complications and have recently had an operation that involved a surgical stapler, it is imperative that you are seen by your physician immediately.

Find Out If You May Qualify For Compensation With a Surgical Stapler Lawsuit

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries after a recent operation with a surgical stapler, call us or fill out our form today for a free case review. Get help from a compassionate legal expert.


Surgical Stapler Lawsuit FAQs

Your state’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases will determine how long you have to file a claim. This legal time limit will begin on the date of injury and, if you do not file a claim by the deadline, you will be unable to seek compensation for your injuries.

Contact us now to be sure that you don’t miss your chance!

No, there is currently no class action lawsuit against surgical stapler manufacturers. Cases continue to be filed on an individual basis, with settlements ranging from $5 million to $80 million.

Our legal partners work on contingency, meaning they are paid from your settlement rather than upfront. They will not charge any fees unless they win compensation for you.

Yes, though many have been recalled; the FDA has reclassified surgical staplers as class II rather than class 1 so that they are more heavily regulated and FDA recommends labels warning of dangers

Because we believe in connecting individuals with trustworthy, affordable legal advocates, all of our partnering attorneys work on contingency. This means that they will never charge a fee unless they win your case for you. They are paid out of your settlement with no upfront costs to get started.

Take the first step today by filling out our form or calling us to find out if you qualify for compensation in a surgical stapler lawsuit.

If you have a case, we get you connected to one of our compassionate legal partners who is ready to hear your story and help you pursue justice. Once you are contacted by one of their case specialists, you don’t have to worry about a thing — your attorney will handle everything from building your case to filing on your behalf!

Available 24/7

Nights, weekends, or anytime in between. We’re here to get you the help you need with your surgical stapler lawsuit.

Working for You

Our online form makes it easy to get started. Submit your case today, and a case specialist will be in contact with you.

No Upfront Fees

Our partners work on contingency, meaning they will never charge any fees unless they win compensation for you!

About White Heart Legal

If you or a loved one had an operation using a surgical stapler and then suffered from serious complications, we want to help you. Our participating law firms will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. If they don’t win your case, you don’t owe a dime. Time is of the essence though. The sooner you call us, the better your chances are of getting the maximum payout. Get your free, one-on-one consultation today.

Contact Us Today To See If You Qualify

Have you or a loved one been injured by a surgical stapler? Contact us now to find out if you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Or, give us a call at 866-902-5783