South Carolina Surgical Staplers Lawyer
Medical devices like surgical staplers are designed to close wounds and incisions. When surgical staplers are mishandled, malfunction, or have a design flaw or defect, you could end up with additional physical damage. If this was the case with you or someone you love, our South Carolina surgical staplers lawyer can help you seek compensation from the manufacturer of the device that caused your injuries.
Our mass tort team at Anastopoulo Law Firm will help you join other injured parties in building a case. We help each plaintiff determine the value of their case, then simultaneously pursue the manufacturer for damages. Our team proves the flaw or malfunction that led to your injuries. We also help you recover lost wages, pain and suffering, and coverage of your medical bills.
Defective Surgical Staplers Have Been Proven Dangerous or Fatal
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research, between 2011 and 2018, there were 366 fatalities and more than 9,000 serious injuries associated with surgical staplers and internal staples. Frequently reported injuries include:
- Opening of stapled area
- Failure of the stapler to perform
- Stapler malfunction and misuse
- Bleeding and sepsis
- Internal tissues and organ damage
- Increased risk of recurring cancer
If you had surgery, your surgical site was closed with a medical stapler, and you suffered these or any other post-surgery complications, the stapler’s manufacturer can be held liable for your financial expenses and losses. Our mass tort case can help you build a solid case file.
Additional Physical Damage Caused by Defective Surgical Staplers
Some damage from surgical staplers is caused by human and mechanical errors and can include distorted or deformed staples and misfired staplers. Additional damages you might sustain from one of these devices include:
- Increased risk of infection
- Formation of a fistula
- Unexpected death
You might have been injured by the device in a hospital, nursing home, or specialty medical facility. When our team reviews your case, we gather all necessary details, investigate the particular device, and identify which manufacturer to pursue for compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a surgical staplers lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 777-7777
Join Other Surgical Staplers Injury Victims
Proving a defective medical device caused your injuries can be complex. Our investigative team helps by consulting experts who support our allegations. We also cite relevant medical case studies and legal research. Our team will take the following steps in support of your case:
- Clarify your eligibility to join our mass tort case
- Explain the financial recovery process
- Compile the evidence that proves your case
- Represent you at no upfront cost
Our law firm is committed to helping injured clients seek financial compensation. If a family member was fatally injured because of a defective surgical device, we help their survivors seek wrongful death damages. In addition, when we represent you, we do not recover anything until you receive a settlement or verdict.
Read About the Anastopoulo Law Firm Experience
Working with our mass tort team means you get a 360-degree client service experience. When clients our team has helped in the past recommend us to friends and family, they say:
- “My experience with Anastopoulo Law Firm – everyone that [I] contacted was courteous and professional. They kept me informed at every step. They are a great team that truly fights hard for you. I highly recommend Anastopoulo Law Firm.” – Juanita Tucker
- “Everyone we came in contact with at Anastopoulo Law Firm was always very courteous and helpful. They assisted us in reaching a fair settlement and kept in contact with us throughout the process.” – Crystal Thompson
- “Each and every time I’ve called Anastopoulo Law Firm, all staff was tremendously helpful. They always answered my questions to the best of their ability and were always kind. They made me feel extremely comfortable to speak to them about my situation.” – Bridada Bethea
Read more recommendations on our testimonials page to understand how important your comfort and recovery are to our team. To ensure you get the support you need, our team will visit you in your home or hospital room at your convenience.
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Injury and Injury-Related Compensation
When a surgical stapler causes damage instead of aiding in your recovery as you anticipated, you can spend a significant amount of time on additional physical recovery. You might also suffer from depression and anxiety. If you or a family member was injured or if your family lost a loved one because of an unexpected complication involving a surgical stapler, our Anastopoulo Law Firm team can help you recover:
- Necessary and corrective medical care
- Current and future loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Non-economic damages and future damages can be hard to calculate, and a miscalculation can be costly. Our surgical staplers lawyer will help you and other injured clients in South Carolina determine the value of your case and ensure an accurate assessment of your recoverable damages.
We Protect Your Right to Go to Court
When we represent you, our goal is to negotiate a settlement rather than going to court. Our team helps you make an informed decision before you agree to accept or reject a settlement offer. If the manufacturer of the surgical stapler that harmed you or their insurance company is not forthcoming with an acceptable settlement, we will take your case to court.
Most personal injury and mass tort cases do settle without going to court. To ensure your right to go to court is protected, though, we make sure to file your lawsuit on time. In South Carolina, you generally have up to three years from the date of your surgical injury to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. You also have the same time frame to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Get a Review of Your Surgical Staplers Case Today
Our surgical staplers lawyer is preparing a compensation case for South Carolina residents injured by the device. If you or someone you love believes you qualify to seek compensation, contact one of our Anastopoulo Law Firm team members by calling (800) 777-7777 to learn more about joining our mass tort case today.