Our Michigan defective medical device attorneys are actively handling cases for patients suffering serious complications from the Stryker OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System. Due to its association with causing significant harm and even death to patients, the FDA has put a Class 1 recall on the medical device. Class 1 recalls’ are the FDA’s most serious warning labels.
The OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System is designed to stabilize the junction between the occipital bone and vertebrae in the cervical spine. It is a device used in spinal surgeries. Part of the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System is the OASYS midline occiput plate. This plate is used to provide stabilization in the cervical spine; however reports are proving that this part of the system is causing significant problems to patients due to its defectiveness and possibility of fracturing.
Initially, Stryker Orthopaedics did a voluntary recall in May of 2013 warning hospitals and doctors to stop using the affected device and to ship them back to the manufacturer. However, a month later, in June of 2013, Stryker put out a release warning to all surgeons to conduct post-op evaluations on patients who already have had an OASYS implant.
The affected devices that are being recalled were distributed from April 23, 2010, through February 12, 2013. The product codes and lot number of those recalled are listed below:
Manufacturing Part Number Product Description
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
Due to the fact that Stryker Orthopaedics placed the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System, OASYS midline occiput plate, on the market that is dangerous for the patient, the company may be held liable for damages caused by the implant. Patients who have suffered significant injuries from the recalled OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System do have legal rights to file a Michigan cervical spine recall lawsuit against the manufacturer. The lawsuits seek damages for pain and suffering, all medical costs incurred to date, medical expenses for any future treatment or surgery, lost wages, spousal damages, and punitive damages.
Some of the most common complications associated with the OASYS Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System includes, but not limited to:
- Blood Loss
- Nerve Injury
- Need for Second Revision Surgery
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