Did you suffer complications after undergoing surgery that used a surgical stapler? You may be able to pursue a lawsuit and hold the manufacturer of that device responsible for your required medical care, missed work, pain, and more.
Anastopoulo Law Firm is helping victims build a case against the manufacturers of dangerous and defective medical devices, including filing surgical staplers lawsuits. You may be able to recover compensation on your own or join mass torts seeking justice for all victims. We will review your case with you today for free.
You May be Able to Recover Compensation Based on Your Injuries and Treatment
If we represent you in a lawsuit, Anastopoulo Law Firm will assign a value to the case based on the types of recoverable damages that are common in defective product litigation. We can identify your expenses and losses and seek compensation for them. This could include:
The costs you incurred, whether tangible or intangible, are generally recoverable in a defective medical device lawsuit. These damages commonly include:
- Medical care required for complications, including surgery
- Future related medical care costs
- Lost wages and other income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Other intangible damages
Wrongful Death Damages
If your immediate family member died from their injuries related to a defective surgical stapler, designated survivors may be able to recover wrongful death damages. This includes the intangible losses you suffered, as well as lost income, medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of services, and more. We will explain how state laws apply to wrongful death actions and who is eligible to file them.
Anastopoulo Law Firm seeks punitive damages for our clients when possible in defective device cases. Punitive damages penalize the device’s manufacturer for its defective product. This type of damages is relatively rare but may be available in mass torts or individual lawsuits against a company that profited from a dangerous medical device.
Anastopoulo Law Firm Handles Dangerous Device Lawsuits for Injured Victims
Anastopoulo Law Firm has spent more than 25 years fighting on behalf of our clients. We have millions of dollars recovered for injury victims in North Carolina and South Carolina during this time. You can learn more by reading our recent results.
If you believe you may have a surgical stapler lawsuit, our team offers initial consultations for free. We will assess your case and eligibility, explain your legal options, and discuss any concerns you have with suing for compensation during this complimentary conversation. We can meet with you at any of our locations in North Carolina or South Carolina or somewhere that is more accessible for you.
We Will Manage Your Case from Start to Finish
When we work with you on your case, we will ensure you are comfortable with the actions we take on your behalf. We are here to:
- Answer your questions and offer legal counsel
- Explain what to expect during the claims or lawsuit process
- Discuss how becoming part of a mass tort could change your case
- Gather evidence and support your case
- Prepare your argument and file a lawsuit on your behalf
- Represent your rights and best interests
We represent our injured clients based on contingency. We do not ask them to pay anything up front. Instead, you pay our attorney’s fees only out of the settlement or an award we secure for you in your case. If we do not recover compensation for you, you will not owe us any money.
What Are the Major Concerns About Surgical Staplers?
During the past few years, more and more people have voiced concerns over complications related to surgical staplers. Several companies have recalled their devices, and the matter is serious enough to prompt action from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which issued a risk reclassification of these devices in 2019.
Patients report experiencing preventable injuries and complications related to:
- Malfunctions of surgical stapler devices
- Misuse of staplers
- Defective designs of surgical staplers
Many of these patients require additional medical care, undergo revision surgeries, or have lasting complications related to their injuries. Some reported complications include:
- Internal bleeding
- Opening of surgical wounds
- Organ damage
- Serious illness and death
How Defective Surgical Staplers Cause Injuries
According to the adverse event reports from the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database, some of these issues occur because of stapler malfunctions. The most common include:
- Misfiring a staple or difficulty in doing so
- Failure to fire a staple
- Using the incorrect staple based on the procedure done
- Issues with the wound closure, such as leaks in the staple line
- Staple malformation
We want to talk to you today if you experienced any complications or ill effects following a procedure that involved surgical staples. You may be able to join the growing group of victims hurt by dangerous or defective surgical staplers.
Will There Be a Surgical Stapler Mass Tort?
While there are no mass torts underway based on surgical staplers as of August 2021, there is a good chance there could be in the future. With recent recalls and warnings, more people are becoming aware of the issues caused by these dangerous and defective medical devices. This could increase the number of claims filed.
There may be demand for multidistrict litigation (MDL) based around surgical stapler injuries in the future. Because there is a wide variety of injuries and severity of injuries, an MDL is likely more appropriate for this case than a class action lawsuit.
MDL consolidates the cases into a single courtroom for pretrial motions, discovery, and a handful of bellwether trials. This allows everyone involved to see how a jury reacts to the evidence and indicates how other cases may go. From there, the liable party often offers settlements. If there is no agreement, the individual lawsuits return to their original jurisdictions to go to trial.
Talk to an Anastopoulo Law Firm Team Member Today for Free
You can speak with an attorney from Anastopoulo Law Firm at no cost to your family today. We will review the facts of your case and determine your options for pursuing a legal strategy and financial recovery. We can help you sort this out and choose the best option for you and your loved ones.
Call (800) 313-2546 now to get started with your confidential consultation with our team.