A Stryker Neptune recall attorney notes that Stryker has recalled three versions of its Neptune Waste Management System. The Stryker Neptune recall comes after many injuries and a death were allegedly linked to the devices. The recall involves devices that were sold without formal clearance by U.S. regulators, defective medical device attorneys note.
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FDA: Safety And Effectiveness Of The Devices Had Not Been Determined
According to bloomberg.com, Stryker initiated a Class 1 recall, the most serious device withdrawal, on June 5, 2015, after two reports of serious injury from the products used to collect fluid waste during surgery. In one instance, a patient’s passive chest drainage tube was hooked to the Neptune 2 System, a high-vacuum, high-flow device and the patient died as a result.
That initial recall was intended to inform customers that the devices shouldn’t be connected to passive drainage tubes, a warning that wasn’t on the label. Stryker extended the recall on September 18, 2015, to inform customers that the Neptune 1 Silver, Neptune 2 Ultra and a higher-powered Neptune 2 Ultra do not have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval (FDA). On the advice of the FDA, Stryker has now stopped distributing the devices, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Device makers have a duty to design and produce safe products, and to warn of possible risks associated with their products. Failure to fulfill that duty can result in injuries to patients, and the device maker being held liable for those injuries.
Patients who are injured by defective medical devices may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries. Compensation can be based on factors including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and the ability to work
- Pain and suffering from an injury
If a loved one dies from complications with a defective medical device, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, which include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support
- Medical expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to seek the advice of a defective medical device attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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