Though used on countless surgeries, the TigerPaw System II has been recalled due to serious heart injuries sustained by patients both during, and after, recovery. Claims against the product state that the manufacturer neglected to warn doctors and patients of the risks associated with using TigerPaw surgical...Read More
Before the recall, the TigerPaw mechanical medical device was used for left atrial appendage occlusion in cardiac surgical procedures. This tool was only to be used under certain circumstances where the surgeon had a clear, unobstructed, view of the heart without the use of cameras.
With a delivery tool and implantable fastener, the TigerPaw would occlude the left atrial appendage,...Read More
After receiving roughly 51 adverse event reports resulted from use of the TigerPaw System II surgical staple, the device was recalled by the manufacturer. This does not mean that justice has not been sought after if you, or someone you love, has been affected by this tool. Most cases involving medical devices allege that a product was sole with design, manufacturing, and/or...Read More
At least one fatality was reported to the FDA, which was caused by the device failing to completely close surgical staples. This fault is what earned the TigerPaw the most serious recall...Read More