A Class I Recall has been announced for all lots of the Tiger Paw System II, a surgical staple that has been linked to heart tissue tears, internal bleeding and other serious health complications. Maquet Medical Systems, the company that makes the Tiger Paw, has received at least 51 adverse event reports -- including one death -- associated with use of the tool.
Free Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving medical staples, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Maquet Medical Systems and our lawyers can help.
Tiger Paw II May Cause Tearing, Bleeding in Heart: FDA Warning
May 7, 2015 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  announced today that Maquet Medical Systems is recalling the Tiger Paw System II after reports surfaced indicating that incomplete closure of the instrument could result in “tissue tears and/or bleeding, including a possible tear on the left atrial wall (top left chamber) during use of the device.”
The TigerPaw II is a surgical staple used to close tissue in the left atrial appendage of the heart. Models affected by the recall were distributed from Apr. 1, 2013 thru Mar. 23, 2015. On March 30, Maquet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter to all affected customers.
Customers have been instructed to check their inventory for any recalled devices, stop using them immediately and place them in a secure location. Complete the response form by emailing a scanned copy to Maquet Medical Systems.
Can I File a Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Maquet Medical Systems, the maker of the Tiger Paw System II surgical staple, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving medical device allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential complication. In the case of the Tiger Paw staple, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Maquet failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of heart damage.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of the Tiger Paw System II, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the instrument’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective medical tool into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
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Do I Have a Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Tiger Paw Staple Recall lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, If you or a loved one has been injured after receiving medical staples, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Tiger Paw Surgical Staple Suit and our lawyers can help.