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Danger looms as Stryker’s Neptune Waste Systems are recalled

Defective Medical Device Attorneys | Helping victims with their Neptune Waste Management Systems Lawsuits

Due to the potential for fatalities or serious injury the Neptune Waste Management system has been recalled by the manufacturer, Stryker. The system was designed to remove the waste byproducts of surgery and keep healthcare workers from being exposed to the fluids.

Unlike other issues of this kind, the recall comes because the device has and could cause more deaths if used incorrectly. In addition, it was noted that many of the Neptune devices lacked FDA approval. The recall issued was a Class I, known as the most serious kind of recall. Indicating a direct source of danger if this product is used. If you or someone that you love has been seriously injured by a Stryker Neptune Waste Management System, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Our law firm has developed exceptional skills in proving cases that involve wrongful death based on defective medical devices. We handle cases nationally, in all 50 states, and are dedicated to helping victims.

What is the problem with the Neptune Waste Management System?

Unfortunately, Stryker’s Neptune Waste Management system was recalled after two patients were injured, one fatally. The FDA simultaneously had been conducting their own investigation into the safety of the systems. As a result of the their findings they were prompted to issue the following statement:

When used incorrectly, the high-flow, high-suction vacuum can cause hemorrhaging and soft tissue, muscle, and vital organ damage that can lead to serious injury and/or death.  For example, in one report, a patient died after the Neptune was connected to the chest tube during a pneumonectomy and the suction pulled the heart muscle from its left position in the chest, causing a tear in the aorta.

The FDA’s fears were substantiated by Stryker’s failure to put a warning label or assist in properly instructing healthcare officials on how the device should or should not be used. The FDA openly penned that it feared hospital staffs were not adequately trained to use the Neptune Waste Management Systems.

Source: FDA Safety Communication: Updated

Information on the Stryker Neptune Recall

On June 5, 2012 Stryker issued a recall for 6 different types of Neptune Waste Management System. The recall was a Class I recall, known to be the most serious type of recall due to risk of imminent injury or death if used. Stryker originally issued the recall only for 2 types of the Neptune device. However, after heavy scrutiny by the FDA it was revealed that many of the other device types had never received FDA approval, and the recall was expanded on September 18, 2012.

The device types that were included in the total recall are as follows:

  • Neptune 1 Gold Rover
  • Neptune 1 Gold Rover – International
  • Neptune 1 Silver Rover
  • Neptune Bronze
  • Neptune 2 Rover ltra (120 V)
  • Neptune 2 Rover Ultra (230 V)

Source: FDA Recall Notice

Stryker Neptune Waste Management Systems Lawsuits

Our law firm has developed exceptional skills in proving cases that involve wrongful death based on defective medical devices. We handle cases nationally, in all 50 states, and are dedicated to helping victims.

There are no charges to discuss your potential claim, and you are not under any obligation. If we do not recover on your behalf, you owe us no fees. Find out about pursuing a Neptune Waste Management Systems Lawsuit today.

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Greg Jones Law has sued major medical device manufacturers for failing to warn of the dangers of their drugs. Based in the Wilmington North Carolina area, we have represent people throughout the United States in holding medical device accountable for dangerous medications.

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