Stryker OASYS Spine Plate Recall Information

Commonly asked questions about Stryker spine plates:

What Is Stryker’s OASYS Spine Plate?

On May 30, 2013, Stryker issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall for their entire line of OASYS Midline Occiput Plates.
The recall was classified as a Class I recall, which is the most serious form of medical device recall. Class I recalls are only issued in situations where there is “a reasonable probability using these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death”.

The recall affects all OASYS product models produced between April 23, 2010 and February 12, 2013. If you received an OASYS spine plate between this date range and experienced negative side effects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your pain and suffering.

What Are The Complications Of Stryker OASYS Products?

In addition to the medical device recall, Stryker also recommended that anyone who received a spine plate within the recalled date range seek immediate evaluation from their physician, as it is possible that revision surgery may be required.

There have been reports of blood loss, weakness, numbness, and nerve damage in some patients who have received this medical device. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

What Stryker OASYS Products Have Been Recalled?

There are 5 devices within the Stryker OASYS product line that have been recalled. They are as follows:

Part Number Part Name
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


Why Were Stryker OASYS Plates Recalled?

After several reports of complications associated with the OASYS Midline Occipital Plate, Stryker has determined that the cause of the device malfunction was due to post-operative fracture of the pin that connects the tulip head to the plate body.

After evaluating claims from patients who received this device, Stryker issued the recall citing potential complications such as blood loss, nerve injury and possible need for revision surgery in some patients.

On June 20, 2013, one month after the recall, Stryker notified spinal implant surgeons recommending routine clinical and radiographic post-operative evaluation for patients with the implant.

Can I File A Stryker Spine Plate Lawsuit?

Our Stryker spine plate lawyers can help if you or someone you care about has been injured by a Stryker OASYS Midline Occipital Plate. Lawsuits have been filed against the device maker by both patients and their families, seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. You may be entitled to a settlement.

The criteria for filing a Stryker spine plate lawsuit include the following:

  • Patient was implanted with the Stryker Spine-OASYS Midline Occiput Plate
  • The implanted device was manufactured between April 23, 2010 and February 12, 2013
  • Patient’s device fractured, or
  • Patient has had or has scheduled revision surgery to replace the device

We do not charge any legal fees at all to pursue a claim. We will pay all the case costs. Only after you receive your settlement will you be responsible for payment. If your claim is unsuccessful for any reason, you will owe nothing. We put it all in writing for you.

Our No-Fee Promise on Stryker Spine Plate Cases

You can afford to have our great team of Stryker spine plate 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 spine plate settlement
  • Phone calls are always free

How Do I Start A Stryker Spine Plate Claim?

Our Stryker spine plate 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) 280-3417 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.

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