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Litigation Groups

Surgical Staplers

Surgical Staplers

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
  • Membership: The group is limited to AAJ Regular, Life, Sustaining, Leader Forum, and President’s Club member only.
  • Dues: $150/ member annually

Cochairs

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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