Sauder Schlekopf is investigating litigation related to Johnson & Johnson recalled Echelon Flex Endopath staplers, distributed in August and September in the United States.
As reported by Bloomberg on Oct. 31, 2019:
Johnson & Johnson is recalling a surgical stapler after reports that seven patients were seriously injured and one died, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The device, made by J&J’s Ethicon unit, is used to simultaneously cut and staple tissue back together during surgery. But problems with a part caused misformed staples that failed to properly close incisions, the FDA said in a statement, leading to potential leakage, bleeding or more surgery.
The FDA said it was a class I recall, the most serious category declared only when there is a risk of serious harm or death. The FDA didn’t say whether the injuries and the death were directly caused by the stapler malfunctioning.
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