Defective Products

FDA Issues Strict Recall of Surgical Staplers

Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company May 21st, 2019

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a recall of surgical staplers manufactured by Ethicon—a division of Johnson & Johnson. The recall comes after the device manufacturer confirmed serious injuries to two patients who were treated with the recalled devices. An article on the recall is available here. About Surgical Staplers…

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The FDA Hid Deadly Surgical Stapler Malfunctions From The Public

Surgeon April 30th, 2019

Surgical staplers cut and seal blood vessels and tissue, but when they fail to fire, patients have bled profusely and suffered serious injuries or even death.  The FDA has said that stapler malfunctions or misuse of staplers can lead to “bleeding, sepsis, tearing of internal tissues and organs, increased risk of cancer recurrence, and death.”…

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