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Ethicon Stapler Recall Lawsuit

Ethicon Stapler Recall Lawsuit

Nearly 100,000 Ethicon staplers were recalled because they can misfire and cause severe injury or death to patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ethicon stapler induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured when a surgical stapler malfunctioned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Ethicon Surgical Stapler Class 1 Recall

May 2019 — The FDA has issued a Class 1 Recall for 2 types of surgical staplers manufactured by Ethicon, Inc. because they can malfunction and cause severe injury or death to patients.

What is the Risk?

The recalled Ethicon staplers can misfire, which can cause many severe injuries to patients, including:

  • Death
  • Sepsis
  • Bleeding
  • The need for permanent ostomy “bag”
  • Life-long nutritional and digestive issues
  • Leak in the closure (anastomotic leak)
  • Additional surgeries
  • Need for additional closures (anastomoses)
  • Need for antibiotics
  • Additional imaging studies

Patients May Need Additional Surgery if Stapler Misfires

At least 2 people were injured due to misfiring of the recalled staplers. One patient needed additional resection of the middle rectum and another patient needed additional resection of the lower rectum.

Who is Affected?

Surgeons use Ethicon Endo-Surgery Intraluminal Staplers in the gastrointestinal tract for creating connections between structures (anastomoses) in surgical procedures. The recall affects surgeons who perform gastrointestinal surgeries and patients, including patients with colorectal cancer and bariatric surgery patients.

What Ethicon Staplers Were Recalled?

The recall involves approximately 92,496 Endo-Surgery endoscopic and non-endoscopic staplers with adjustable height staples.

The recalled products have codes CDH21A, CDH25A, CDH29A, CDH33A, ECS21A, ECS25A, ECS29A, ECS33A. They were manufactured between March 6, 2018 and March 6, 2019, and distributed between March 15, 2018 and March 8, 2019.

Do I have an Ethicon Surgical Stapler Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ethicon stapler induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured when a surgical stapler malfunctioned, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Medical Device Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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