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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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