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FDA Recalls Ethicon Surgical Staplers

What is the lawsuit about?

Ethicon is a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. The FDA recalled several of the surgical staplers manufactured by Ethicon in 2019[i]. Surgical staplers are used to suture interior and exterior wounds, lacerations, incisions, and excisions.

The Ethicon surgical stapler did not perform as originally designed, and was defective because it did not properly seal incisions and excisions. The insufficient firing of the staples led to a failure to completely seal the intended wound.

The defect in the product led to extensive injuries listed below:

Injuries

The types of injuries associated with the damage done by the surgical staplers are leakage, sepsis, hemorrhagic shock, severe bleeding, and death.

What are the Recalled Products?

There are several types of recalls from the FDA. A class one recall is the most serious form of recall that can be given to a product in the stream of commerce. Under a class one recall, significant bodily injury or death may occur.

  • Endo-Surgery Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples
  • Endo-Surgery Endoscopic Curved Intraluminal Stapler with Adjustable Height Staples
  • Echelon Flex 60 Endopath Stapler, Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter
  • Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Compact Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter
  • Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter, 44cm Shaft Length
  • Echelon Flex 60 Powered Plus Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutter, 34cm Shaft Length

Echelon Flex Endopath Staplers Product Codes: EC60A, PCEE60A, PLEE60A, PSEE60A

Michael Brady Lynch Firm

At the Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we specialize in multi-district litigation and zealously represent our clients in these types of mass tort actions. If you or a loved one has been injured by this stapler, or have reason to believe that this defect has caused you injury after surgery, please contact us at 888-585-5970.

Sources:

[i] (Surgical Staplers and Staples, 2019)

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