Class Cert. Sought In Covidien Surgical Stapler Suit

Law360, Washington (August 15, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A gastric bypass patient and her husband sought class certification in Louisiana federal court on Tuesday, claiming they have enough putative class members who have been unreasonably injured by Covidien Inc. surgical stapling devices to justify the move.

Amy McKinney and her husband, Harley Kyle McKinney, seek to represent other individuals in Louisiana who suffered injury after Covidien’s surgical stapler system was used during their surgeries. They claim that they have more than 40 putative class members.

According to their complaint, Amy McKinney underwent laparoscopic gastric...
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