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Teleflex Incorporated (TFX) Comes Under Fire After a Surgical Tool is Left in a Patient's Neck


9/23/2013 7:48:56 AM

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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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