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Ethicon Stapler Recall Lawsuit

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is currently accepting cases involving the adverse effects of malfunctioning Ethicon surgical staplers.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured as a result of a faulty or malfunctioning surgical stapler?  If so, we urge you to contact the medical device litigation team at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP for a free case evaluation at (877) 800-1700.

What is the Issue?

The FDA has recalled 92,496 Ethicon surgical staplers after it was discovered that the devices may cause serious patient harm and even death.

After an investigation, Ethicon, a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, confirmed that the staplers could misfire and lead to malformed staples and comprise the integrity of the staple line in patients.

Additionally, the investigation found that a shift in the manufacturing process in March 2018 may have contributed to the failure of the devices.

The affected devices include:

  • Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples
  • Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples

These surgical staplers were used by surgeons primarily in the gastrointestinal tract during surgical procedures.

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If You Or a Loved One Has Been Hurt, Our Attorneys At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Are Here For You.

Who may have been affected?

Patients who have recently undergone any type of gastrointestinal surgery, including bariatric surgery and patients with colorectal cancer are at the highest risk of being affected.  However, anyone who has had a negative outcome after receiving surgical staples may be at risk.

While there have been at least two confirmed cases of major injury, patients who have been affected are at risk of:

  • Death
  • Bleeding
  • Sepsis
  • Anastomic leak
  • Life-long nutritional issues
  • Life-long digestive issues
  • Need for antibiotics
  • Need for additional imaging
  • Revision surgery
  • Need for additional closures (more stapling)
  • Need for a permanent ostemy bag

How Can Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Help?

  • We have decades of experience securing significant compensation for clients who have suffered losses due to negligence or misconduct.
  • Our attorneys have obtained more than $10 billion in verdicts and settlements with a 99% success rate. This includes some of the largest personal injury verdicts and settlements in U.S. history.
  • We have extensive experience advocating for victims against large corporations and businesses. This includes companies such as Boeing, Caterpillar, and General Motors and Johnson & Johnson.
  • We offer our services on a contingency fee basis – there are no upfront costs, and you do not pay any legal fee unless we win your case.

Get the Legal Support You Need

The FDA states that the use of these Ethicon surgical staplers is directly associated with serious patient injury and death.  If you were affected, don’t suffer the consequences alone.

At Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, we can help you receive the treatment and compensation you need – and the justice you deserve for your pain and suffering. Contact us today to discuss your case, and let us fight for you.

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We handle cases where there are minimal injuries all the way to wrongful death cases. We have the knowledge to be able to get the results you want. We fight for your rights and even though most cases will settle, we will go to trial if necessary to recover what is yours.

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You may speak with an attorney the first time you call. We will review your case right away and make this step as simple as possible. We place our clients first. Taking on the insurance industry by yourself can be very difficult. They are trained to weaken a case from inception so more money can go to their shareholders instead of injured persons. You should not speak to anyone from the insurance company. Allow us to be your advocate.

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