Tucson, Arizona:

Hip Metallosis Lawyers & Lawsuits


Attention Tucson, Arizona Residents - there has been a 1.4 billion dollar settlement in the Stryker Hip Implant MDL. Please take the time to get fully informed about the Stryker Master Settlement Agreement.

Tucson, Arizona Hip Metallosis Lawyers and Lawsuits Information:

Stryker ABGII Hip Recall

Perhaps you were affected by the Stryker ABGII hip recall, which occurred in conjunction with the Stryker Rejuvenate hip recall, in July, 2012. Both models had been on the market for only about two and a half years prior to the recall. At the time of the Stryker ABGII hip recall Stryker stated there two models had a higher than normal failure rate and that fretting and corrosion were more likely to occur, leading to the generation of excess ion debris. Soon after the Stryker ABGII hip recall, lawsuits began coming in from the many consumers harmed by the device. Those who have suffered Stryker Rejuvenate hip metallosis or Stryker ABGII hip metal blood poisoning could benefit from speaking to a knowledgeable Tucson, Arizona metal hip recall attorney.


Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Dangers

Patients with either of the Stryker recalled hip devices may be subject to Stryker Rejuvenate hip dangers such as hip metallosis and cobalt and chromium poisoning. Many patients have been forced to undergo Stryker Rejuvenate hip revision surgery, which is considered much more dangerous than the original hip implant surgery. Patients undergoing Stryker Rejuvenate hip revision surgery could be on the operating table for as long as four to six hours, leaving them vulnerable to infection, excess blood loss and nerve damage.


DePuy Pinnacle Hip Metal Debris

When a patient is implanted with a metal hip implant device, they are subject to DePuy Pinnacle hip metal debris. This debris is generated when the patient is active and the metal parts of the device rub against one another, causing tiny metal ions to shear away from the hip device. These ions can travel to the bloodstream and cause symptoms of DePuy Pinnacle hip metal blood poisoning or can burrow into the hip tissues, leading to metallosis symptoms.


DePuy ASR Hip Metal Blood Poisoning

When cobalt and chromium ions reach the bloodstream, DePuy ASR hip metal blood poisoning can occur. The symptoms of this metal toxicity include the following:


·         Gastrointestinal disorders

·         Neurological and cardiovascular disorders

·         Renal  and thyroid problems

·         Loss of hearing and vision

·         The development of pseudo-tumors

·         Changes in DNA

·         Reproductive disorders

·         Anxiety, depression, irritability

·         Skin rashes


These symptoms can be quite severe, depending on the levels of cobalt and chromium which have built up in the blood. After the hip implant is removed, the levels of heavy metals will begin to diminish, however some of the symptoms can last for a very long time.


Stryker ABGII Hip Metallosis

Stryker ABGII hip metallosis can occur when the tiny shards of cobalt and chromium lodge into the hip tissue. This can cause chronic pain for the recipient of the device as well as inflammation, deterioration of bone and tissue, total failure of the hip implant and the necessity of undergoing Stryker ABGII hip revision surgery.


Tucson, Arizona DePuy ASR Hip Statute of Limitations

If you have suffered injury from a DePuy ASR hip implant, you must be aware of the Tucson, Arizona DePuy ASR hip statute of limitations. The state of Arizona allows two years for a civil cause of action to be brought from the time your injury is discovered, or should have been discovered. The state of Arizona also has a twelve-year statute of repose. This statute of repose runs from the time the device is first sold, and differs from the statute of limitations in that it is triggered by a specific event, such as the date the device was manufactured, sold, purchased or delivered. Only a qualified Tucson, Arizona hip metallosis lawyer can tell you exactly when your statute will run. It is important you be aware of the Tucson, Arizona DePuy ASR hip statute of limitations so you will not be prohibited from filing suit against the manufacturer of your implant.


Tucson, Arizona Hip Metallosis Litigation

Currently, there are more than 11,000 DePuy ASR lawsuits, over 5,000 DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits and more than 2,300 Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII hip lawsuits filed. DePuy settled approximately 7,000 of their ASR lawsuits for $2.5 billion, and the remainder are being set for mediation and trial. Stryker has settled only seventeen lawsuits through mediation for an undisclosed amount; others are scheduled for mediation and bellwether trials.


Tucson, Arizona Hip Recall Attorney

If you have suffered injury from a DePuy Pinnacle, DePuy ASR, Stryker ABGII, Stryker Rejuvenate or a Biomet M2A Magnum, Smith & Nephew R3, Wright Systems Conserve THS / Profemur or Zimmer Durom hip implant device it could be beneficial for you to speak to a Tucson, Arizona hip metallosis lawyer. Your Tucson, Arizona hip metal on metal hip lawyer can assess the facts surrounding your metal implant and give you a comprehensive evaluation of your potential lawsuit.


Statutes of Limitations limit the amount of time that an individual has to file a lawsuit, and not only vary from state to state, but also vary by cause of action. The information provided above and in the city/state-specific pages in this section is meant as a general guide, and is for informational purposes only. Each client’s case is unique, and the specific circumstances of any individual case can have significant bearing on the applicable statute of limitations. Any person who believes they may have a viable cause of action is strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney about the statute of limitations for his or her case.

Attorney Andrew Sullo is licensed to practice law in Texas, and can prosecute cases that are part of a federal multi-district litigation. Andrew Sullo does not practice law in any other state, and is not certified by the Boards of Legal Specialization in any state. Not all states have board certifications. This information is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Texas. Our firm is not accepting cases in any state where it would be impermissible for it to do so. Sullo & Sullo, LLP maintains its principal office in Houston, Texas.

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