Recalled Stryker Spine Plates Lawyers in North Carolina
Attorneys from Hardison and Cochran are working quickly to help individuals throughout North Carolina who received a recalled spine plate manufactured by Stryker.
On May 30, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided notice of a Class I recall of Stryker’s OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. The FDA cited reports of post-operative fractures of the pin that connects the tulip head to the plate body.
This may cause serious adverse health consequences including:
- Blood loss
- Nerve injury
- The need for revision surgery to replace the fractured implant.
If you or a loved one received this device, which is commonly used in cervical spinal fusion surgery, the lawyers of Hardison & Cochran want to help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
You can learn more by calling us today at (800) 738-0449 or contacting us through our online form. We can provide a free consultation about your case.
What is an OASYS Midline Occiput Plate?
This OASYS Midline Occiput Plate is part of the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System. This system is used to promote fusion of the cervical spine and the occipito-cervico-thoracic junction, or the area where the cervical spine and the thoracic spine join. This plate is designed to provide stability at the junction between the occipital bone and cervical vertebrae.
Why is a Class I Recall Alarming?
A Class I recall is urgent because, according to the FDA, there is a reasonable probability that the product may cause serious adverse consequences or even death.
The affected products were distributed from April 23, 2010, through February 12, 2013, according to the FDA.
What Should You Do If You Received the Recalled Stryker Spine Plate?
At Hardison & Cochran, our attorneys are reviewing new cases of individuals injured by this device. We are available to assist anyone who may have received a defective OASYS Midline Occiput Plate.
If you or someone you know has experienced cervical/thoracic spinal surgery with plate placement and experienced symptoms such as pain, blood loss or nerve injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
Anyone suffering from the effects of the OASYS Midline Occiput Plate may have a right to seek compensation. If you believe that you or a loved one received an implant of this defective device, please contact Hardison & Cochran for an immediate, free and confidential consultation. Call (800) 738-0449 or contact us online.
For More Information:
- FDA Medical Device Safety Communication: Stryker Spine – OASYS Midline Occiput Plate Recall Class: Class I Initiated, U.S. Food and Drug Administration