The Stryker Oasys Spine Plate has been recalled due reports that the pin connecting the tulip head and plate body can fracture. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, etc. Our law firm works with some of the more experienced Stryker Spine lawyers in the country and there is no legal fee unless a settlement or award is obtained. Feel free to call us toll-free anytime or submit a contact form online for a free legal consultation.
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The Stryker Oasys Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System is used in spinal fusion surgery. The device stabilizes the vertebras as they fuse together. It is made up of several components such as connectors, hooks, plates, screws, and rods. On May 30, 2013, Stryker issued a Class I Recall of the Stryker Oasys Midline Occiput Plate. During surgery, this plate is screwed into the back of the skull. According to the recall information, the company received reports “indicating post-operative fracture of the pin that connects the tulip head to the plate body.” The recall affects the following products which were distributed between April 2010 and February 2013.
- #48551044: Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, Small
- #48551045: Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, Medium
- #48551046: Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, Large
- #48551047: Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, Large Long
- #48551048: Oasys Midline Occiput Plate, Mini
Stryker Spine Complications
Stryker has warned that several complications can occur if the pin connecting the tulip head and plate body fractures. Serious injuries that may occur include blood loss, nerve damage, and the need for revision surgery in order to replace the fractured component. The company recommends that all patients who have been implanted with this device should be routinely evaluated. Additionally, symptoms like “pain, weakness, or numbness” may indicate that the pin has fractured.
Stryker Oasys Recall
Class I Recalls are the most serious type of recall because they involve situations where there is a reasonable probability that the products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The Stryker Oasys Midline Occiput Plate is potentially dangerous due to its location at the base of the skull. On May 30, 2013, the company issued an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” to medical facilities concerning the component. On June 20, 2013, the company further warned that patients who had been implanted with the device should be routinely evaluated. On July 22, 2013, the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia officially warned its doctors and surgeons that the pin may fracture. Finally, on August 30, 2013, the FDA officially issued the Stryker Oasys recall. If you or a loved has been seriously injured because of this device, then you may have a valid products liability lawsuit.
Do You Need Legal Advice Concerning Your Spine Injuries?
If you or a loved one has required revision surgery due to the fracture of the Stryker Oasys, you should talk to an attorney about your legal options. You may be able entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or other losses. We work with experienced Stryker lawyers, who handle these types of lawsuits, and there are no legal fees unless a settlement or award is obtained. Feel free to call us toll-free or submit an online contact form.