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Stryker OASYS Spine Plate Blood Loss Lawsuits

The Stryker OASYS Midline Occipital Plate is a spine plate that was used in cervical spinal fusion procedures. This device was first introduced to the medical market in April 2010. Unfortunately, there have been reports of serious complications caused by these spinal plates.

Lawsuits have been filed against Stryker Corporation for failing to produce a safe and effective product. It is believed more patients will come forward in the coming months with complications from these defective devices.

The issue with the OASYS spine plate system is in a small pin that is located on the device. It has been reported that this pin can fracture and break from the device, migrating to other areas inside the body. The metal pin can cause a number of issues, with one of the most serious being internal bleeding that results in blood loss.

Patients experiencing bleeding from a fractured Stryker spine plate may experience pain and numbness, among other symptoms. If you have had a Stryker spine plate installed and and experiencing blood loss, it is important you consult with your physician immediately.

Stryker OASYS Spine Plated Recall Due To Blood Loss

On May 30, 2013, Stryker issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall in the form of an FDA Class I recall. This type of recall is the most serious recall that can be issued, citing that there is a “reasonable probability using these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death”. The recall affects all Stryker OASYS spine plate models that were produced between April 23, 2010 and February 12, 2013.

Stryker and the FDA have communicated that blood loss is being reported as a major side effect of this spinal implant, and that patients who have received a device should schedule a follow-up appointment with their physician.

Internal bleeding is a serious concern, as it is not always known to the patient right away. In fact, in some cases a patient may not be aware of the blood loss until several hours after it has begun. In some cases, bleeding is not detected until a clot forms, or internal organs malfunction because of the amount of blood. When bleeding occurs in the spinal canal, spinal cord function can be affected.

If you possess a Stryker OASYS spine plate and experience any strange symptoms of malfunctioning of the spine or organs, you should consult a medical professional or call 911 immediately.

Our Stryker Spine Plate Blood Loss Lawyers Can Help You

Our Stryker defective medical device lawyers can help if you or someone in your family has been injured by a Stryker OASYS spinal plate. Lawsuits are being filed against the device maker by both patients and clinical trial participants, seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. You may be entitled to a settlement.

We do not charge any legal fees to get started on your case. We will pay all the case costs and litigation expenses. Only after you receive your settlement will you be responsible for payment. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you will owe nothing. We put it all in writing for you.

Our No Fee Promise on Stryker Spine Plate Blood Loss Cases

You can afford to have our great team of Stryker spine plate blood loss lawyers on your side. If you choose us, it literally costs you nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a Stryker blood loss settlement
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Start Your Stryker Spine Plate Blood Loss Claim

Our Stryker spine plate blood loss lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-4722 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Stryker spine plate lawsuit claims.


Stryker Spine Plate News

View Sources

  1. Internal Bleeding – Medicine Net
  2. Internal Bleeding – E-Medicine Health
  3. Stryker Spine – OASYS Midline Occiput Plate – FDA

References

  • Steffee MD, A.D., Biscup, R.S., Sitkowski, D.J., 1986. Segmental Spine Plates with Pedicle Screw Fixation A New Internal Fixation Device for Disorders of the Lumbar and Thoracolumbar Spine. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. Vol. 203.
  • Montesano, P.X., Jauch, E., Jonsson Jr, H., 1992. Anatomic and Biomechanical Study of Posterior Cervical Spine Plate Arthrodesis: An Evaluation of Two Different Techniques of Screw Placement. Journal of Spinal Disorders. Vol. 5, Is. 3.
  • Vale MD, F.L., Oliver MD, M., Cahill MD, D.W., 1999. Rigid Occipitocervical Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Vol. 91, No. 2, 144-150.