The Surgical Staplers Litigation Group assists members litigating against Medtronic/Covidien, Johnson & Johnson, and other surgical stapler manufacturers. The defective intra-operative staplers used during surgical procedures (primarily colorectal and bariatric surgeries) may improperly fire causing patients to suffer tearing of internal tissue and organs, fistula formation, sepsis, and death.
The Surgical Staplers Litigation Group was formed at the 2021 AAJ Winter Convention. Members have access to the Surgical Staplers document library and list server.
- Meetings: AAJ Annual and Winter conventions
- Dues: $150/ member annually
Brenda Fulmer | Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, West Palm Beach, FL
Hadley Matarazzo | Faraci Lange, Rochester, NY
Gale Pearson | Fears Nachawati Law Firm, Dallas, TX
Ellen Presby | Van Wey, Presby & Williams, PLLC, Dallas, TX
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