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Jami S. Oliver voted 2024 “Lawyer of the Year”, Columbus, OH Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America Jami S. Oliver also named Best Lawyers 2024 in three areas of practice:
Litigation – Labor & Employment, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Law – Plaintiffs
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Dublin Surgical Staplers Lawyer 

Just like you would use a stapler in an office environment, doctors and surgeons also use staplers. They are often used during surgical procedures to close up wounds and other openings. These staplers are most commonly used in gastrointestinal, thoracic, and gynecologic surgeries, both externally and internally. Removable skin staples are used externally to close up wounds under high tension, particularly scalp and trunk wounds. Internally, these staples are used on internal tissues during surgery.

Staplers are classified as Class I medical devices. They have a simple design and should not be harmful to patients but this is not always the case. Sometimes complications occur, just like a regular home or office stapler would.

If you have ever used a stapler, you know that they can misfire or jam up. The staples may not close all the way. Medical staplers may act in the same way, but when they act up, they can cause serious injuries to a patient.

If you have suffered injuries from a defective surgical stapler, seek legal help right away. The team at Oliver Law Office can assist you with your case. Contact our experienced Dublin surgical staplers lawyer today.

Complications of Surgical Staplers

Surgical stapler defects often occur near sensitive tissues and organs. When the heart, lungs, kidneys, or gastrointestinal tract are affected, the patient can suffer devastating consequences. Complications may include:

  • Damage to internal organs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Additional surgeries
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Digestive issues
  • Permanent ostomy bag
  • Sepsis
  • Death

Many of these complications are caused by events such as misfiring and other device malfunction as well as complications with surgical staples. These staplers may also be defective. They may have a design, manufacturing, or marketing defect that leads to injuries.

The manufacturers of surgical staplers have known about these problems for a long time. Many of these devices have been recalled. Ethicon is the manufacturer of most surgical staplers found in hospitals. In May 2019, Ethicon issued a Class I recall, in which 92,496 units were affected. Since 2014, more than 2 million surgical staplers have been subject to recall.

Surgical stapler manufacturers are well aware of the problems with their devices, but the doctors and hospitals that use these devices have been kept in the dark. That’s because malfunction reports received by surgical stapler manufacturers are kept in an obscure non-public database. So when doctors look up information about surgical stapler safety, they see a handful of malfunction reports, instead of the nearly 110,000 reports that were actually sent in.

Contact Oliver Law Office Today 

Surgical staplers can cause long-term or permanent medical issues. If you have been affected, seek legal help right away.

With Oliver Law Office on your side, you don’t have to fight alone. We have more than 25 years of experience with defective product cases and we can help you. Contact a Dublin surgical staplers lawyer today to learn how you may be eligible for compensation. Schedule a consultation by filling out the online form or calling (614) 220-9100.

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