Tyco US Surgical Stapler
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Over the past few decades, the use of surgical staplers to close wounds and incisions following surgery has grown tremendously. Many surgeons prefer to use a surgical stapler, as it is much faster than closing up with sutures or stitches and put the patient at less risk for infection. Additionally, surgical staples are much easier to remove than sutures or stitches.
There are nevertheless some downsides to this delicate procedure. In 2001, it was reported that the Tyco US surgical stapler had been found defective, and had contributed to a number of deaths and injuries. There were reports of 112 deaths and 2,180 injuries related to the Tyco US surgical stapler. If you or a loved one has suffered complicated recovery from surgery or has even died due to the use of the Tyco US surgical stapler, you may be eligible for compensation. Consult a lawyer to see if you can report a claim and receive compensation for the injuries resulting from this defective product.
The problems with the Tyco US surgical stapler were found to be a failure to close the wound properly, failure to fire the staples, and staples getting stuck on the tissue or the skin itself, requiring additional surgery to remove it. When there is a failure to fire staples or close the wound properly, infection can result, due to leakage of fluid or blood. When the Tyco US surgical staple gets stuck in the tissue, a surgeon may have to cut away the tissue to remove the stapler. This means that infection or other side effects may occur, such as longer recovery time or laparoscopic surgery.
In some instances where intestinal tissue had to be removed during the surgery because of the defective Tyco US surgical stapler, surgeons may have needed to perform a colostomy because of the extensive damage. Colostomies result in the intestine being connected to an artificial opening through which waste drains from the body into a bag. It is a life-altering procedure that could have been been avoided if the Tyco US surgical stapler had not been used.
Recovery, depending on the surgery, can leave a person absent from work for several months, which a patient has already planned for; however, when instruments cause infections, injuries or the need for further procedures and surgeries, the recovery can be even longer. There have already been 112 deaths associated with this device. If you or a loved one have suffered prolonged recovery, lost wages, or medical expenses due to the use of a defective Tyco US surgical stapler, please seek a lawyer to help you with your claim. You are entitled to compensation for the problems that have arisen due to inefficient products, the loss in quality of life resulting from its effects, and for the extra expenses you have incurred, including the extra time in the hospital for recovery.
In order to get the suit started and get your life back on track, the first step you should take is to consult a qualified and experienced lawyer or attorney to assess if you truly have a case related to the Tyco US Surgical stapler. They will be able to assess all the information to determine if you are a victim of the stapler\'s defect and what kind of compensation you may be entitled to. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be entitled only to a reimbursement of all medical expenses, or that amount plus any lost wages and pain and suffering you incurred. Seeking compensation based on an injury caused by Tyco's product liability is dependent on a number of factors and may be hard to prove. Type of injury, timing of injury and proof of the injury being caused by Tyco US surgical stapler are important factors that must be proved in order to win your case.
If you have been impacted in any way with an infection that caused more surgeries, discomfort, or death of a loved one, as a result of a surgeon or medical professional using a Tyco US surgical stapler on your body, please make sure to file a claim to report your case. There are many people with these problems who have not reported their claims yet, because they may not be aware of the recall of the product, or may not have been told of the issues regarding the Tyco US surgical stapler. The FDA is responsible to release information on the recalls of products, but sometimes patients miss this information. Do your research and find a lawyer to represent you today, and get the compensation you deserve.