Teleflex comes under fire after a surgical tool is left in a patient's neck

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 7:29am
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A patient sues medical device maker Teleflex after a piece of a dilator was left in his neck following throat surgery.

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A patient injured during throat surgery accused medical device maker Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) of liability in a personal injury suit after a piece of one of the company's surgical devices broke off and was left in his neck during throat surgery.

Patient Michael Kellerman says that Teleflex sold a faulty product, a #12 French Pilling bougie, or dilator, with a white tip that allegedly broke off the device's handle. The plaintiff is seeking $100,000 in damages.



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