J&J, Ethicon Sued Over Surgical Stapler Misfire

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 12:15 PM EST) -- A man who developed gangrene and sepsis after a surgical stapler misfired during his hemorrhoid surgery has filed a complaint against Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, in New Jersey federal court, according to court records filed Tuesday.

Brandon Hefferan alleges that an Ethicon stapler that malfunctioned and failed to properly fire while he underwent a hemorrhoidectomy in Germany in July 2012 for grade three hemorrhoids has left him severely and permanently injured.

Ethicon recalled the faulty device one month after his...
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Case Title

HEFFERAN et al v. ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, INC. et al


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3:14-cv-01224

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New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Personal Injury: Health Care/Pharmaceutical Personal Injury Product Liability

Judge

Freda L. Wolfson

Date Filed

February 24, 2014

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