September 17, 2013

The Defective Medical Product Lawyers with the law firm of Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel state that manufacturers of the products used by doctors during medical procedures have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the devices they release. Failure to do so could result in the company being held liable for any injuries or deaths the malfunction of their products may cause.

Medical device manufacturer Stryker may be facing such issues soon considering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it was implementing a class 1 recall on the company’s Midline Occiput Plate used in spinal surgeries. Reports indicate that the device is typically used to fuse vertebrae together. However, it seems the pin that connects to the head of the device to the body is prone to snapping. Such a malfunction can result in a patient experiencing blood loss, nerve damage, and the need for corrective surgery.

If patients who have the device implanted in their body begin to experience pain, numbness, swelling, or weakness, they should seek medical care immediately. Those who have undergone corrective surgery following the devices failure should continue receiving periodic post-operative examinations to prevent any other malfunctions. Cases of adverse health events associated with the device should be reported to the FDA immediately as well.

Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel’s team of Defective Medical Device Attorneys would also suggest anyone who has been harmed by Stryker’s Occiput Plate to discuss their legal rights with a reputable attorney as well.