An Ohio woman won a $10.3 million jury verdict more than four years after an Ethicon Endoscopy stapler malfunctioned during surgery.
Nikki Simon, 53, was admitted to Troy, Ohio-based Upper Valley Medical Center to have a benign polyp removed from her colon in December 2016, according to a March 28 statement from Crandall & Pera Law. The procedure would remove the part of the colon with the polyp and then reconnect the intestines.
An Ethicon stapler designed to cut through the colon and prevent intestinal leakage was used. However, the device failed to staple during surgery, and Ms. Simon had to have her sigmoid and transverse colon removed.