Surgical Stapler News - Malfunctioning Injuries

Below are some of our news stories explaining the potential dangers of surgical staplers, and especially the connection to infections, internal bleeding, and organ damage. To learn more about the types of injuries that have been linked to this medical device, and the legal claims that have been filed, click Surgical Stapler.

  • Surgical Staplers Implicated in 9,000 Injuries and Over 350 Deaths

    Surgical staplers are commonly used by surgeons as a substitute for sutures for the purpose of closing lacerations or incisions as well as connecting or removing internal organs, such as the lungs or lower intestines. These devices have been used for over 50 years – and have been the subject of more than 41,000 adverse event reports submitted to the FDA's Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database.

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