The plaintiff in a recent bladder surgery lawsuit filed against a Columbus, Ohio doctor is a doctor whose practice specializes in general, vascular, and trauma surgery. Plaintiff states that the staples she received were unnecessary and were causing calcification of the kidney stones.
Despite the fact that the patient had normal hemoglobin, she later developed severe bladder incontinence. Her lawsuit alleges that she suffered serious injuries following the surgery.
Since March 2019, the FDA has received more than 1,100 reports of a malfunction of the surgical staplers used during bladder surgeries. Some patients have developed internal bleeding, organ failure, or both. Some have suffered from serious side effects or even suffered revision surgeries.
Many of these cases are related to improper placement of the staples. This could result in an unforeseen medical condition and even lead to the death of a patient, contact with Ethicon Recall Lawyer. To learn more about this lawsuit, contact a medical malpractice lawyer who specializes in bladder surgery.
Surgical staples lawsuits are typically individual and collective in nature. Manufacturers often try to place all the blame on the surgeon and claim medical malpractice. While most surgical staples lawsuits are individual cases, they may eventually turn into multi-district litigations and class actions.
In addition to compensatory damages, a surgical staple lawsuit can also result in punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and are often much larger than compensatory damages.