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Covidien Recalls Duet TRS After Reports of Serious Injuries and Deaths

By Burg Simpson
January 20, 2012
2 min read

On January 16, 2012, leading global healthcare product manufacturer, Covidien issued a recall of its Duet TRS Universal Straight and Articulating Single Load Units after receiving reports of 13 serious injuries and 3 fatalities, following the application of the Duet TRS in the thoracic cavity.

Recall Notice:  FDA Covidien Duet TRS Recall Notice

The Duet TRS is a fully integrated tissue reinforcement system used to support staple lines in tissue.  With hundreds of thousands of Duet TRS units sold, Covidien believes that a third of all Duet TRS systems are used in thoracic surgery. Covidien now reports however that, the “Duet TRS has the potential to injure adjacent anatomical structures within the thorax, which may result in life-threatening, post-operative complications.”

The attorneys at Burg Simpson have extensive experience in handling medical device product liability claims, and have successfully litigated previously against Covidien in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a similar type of surgical stapler.

If you or a loved one has been injured or died after undergoing thoracic surgery in which Covidien’s Duet TRS was used, you may be entitled to compensation.  We would be happy to review your records to determine if you have a viable case against Covidien. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

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