Medtronic Sued For Surgical Stapler Injuries

Three personal injury cases against Medtronic were filed in January of 2020. The lawsuits, filed in Minnesota and Texas, were for injuries sustained from surgeries years prior. Each surgery was gastrointestinal.

The plaintiffs claim that the doctors knew about the unreliable stapler devices before the surgery but proceeded anyway. The result was years of complications and additional treatment that were easily preventable.

Companies like Medtronic are required to file a report with the FDA as soon as they learn one of their products is defective. This system was changed last year when it was discovered that Medtronic was filing private reports with the FDA, an unintended mechanic of the reporting policy.

Thousands of additional patients have come forward with complaints of surgical stapler injuries ranging from infection to tissue damage and even death. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries from surgical staplers, call TorHoerman Law to see if you’re eligible for a lawsuit.


Class 1 Recall of Surgical Staplers

A Class 1 recall of surgical staplers, the strongest the FDA can issue, was initiated in early April. The devices, more than 92,000, were recalled for faults which can potentially cause serious injury or death. The devices do not require premarket submission to the FDA and are used by surgeons during gastrointestinal procedures.


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