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The spine injury attorneys at Shelton Law Group are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients implanted with the OASYS Midline Occiput Plate, a product recalled by Stryker Orthopaedics. We are experienced medical device injury lawyers who are prepared to help patients nationwide who have suffered pain, weakness or numbness related to the spine plate, which is used in cervical spinal fusion surgery.
A Stryker spine lawsuit may be necessary due to possible serious health problems linked to the product, which was recalled on May 30, 2013. The FDA announced a “Class 1 recall” for the OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. These are the most serious types of recalls because there is a reasonable risk that use of such defective medical devices will result in serious injury or death.
You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one underwent spine surgery and received the OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recalled products were distributed from April 23, 2010, through February 12, 2013.
For a free case evaluation, call 1-888-761-7204. We can help you decide what to do next. As experienced Stryker spine injury attorneys, we know how to build a strong case that gets clients the results they need.
About the Stryker Spine OASYS Midline Occiput Plate Recall.
The OASYS Midline Occiput Plate is part of the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System, which was designed to provide stabilization at the junction between the occipital bone and the vertebrae in the cervical spine. The system is used to promote fusion of the cervical spine and occipito-cervico-thoracic junction.
Stryker initiated a recall of this product after receiving reports about problems patients experienced after surgery. Specifically, a pin connecting the tulip head to the plate body was fracturing in some cases. A pin fracture may cause the following serious health problems:
- Blood loss
- Nerve injury
- A need for revision surgery to replace the fractured implant
According to the FDA, the Stryker spine recall resulted in medical centers being asked to stop distributing or using the recalled lots. About a month after the recall, Stryker recommended that surgeons examine patients with an implanted OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. Any patients who experience pain, weakness or numbness would need more urgent evaluation.
The following are the product models being recalled:
Manufacturing Part Number
OASYS MIDLINE OCCIPUT PLATE, SMALL
OASYS MIDLINE OCCIPUT PLATE, MEDIUM
OASYS MIDLINE OCCIPUT PLATE, LARGE
OASYS MIDLINE OCCIPUT PLATE, LARGE LONG
OASYS MIDLINE OCCIPUT PLATE, MINI
Don’t delay – take action today and protect your rights.
Contact a Stryker spine recall attorney now to get a free evaluation. Call 1-888-761-7204 or complete our online contact form. A product liability lawyer can protect your interests. It’s important to remember that big corporations typically have a team of attorneys working on their behalf with the goal of resolving claims quickly and inexpensively. Before you contact Stryker or accept any settlement, talk to an attorney, who can determine the real value of your claim. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and other related losses.
Level the playing field. Contact the Shelton Law Group, a defective device law firm based in Louisville, Kentucky. We accept cases throughout the country, and we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no fees unless we make a recovery. It’s that simple.