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Colorado Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Stryker Hip Recall Information: The Stryker hip recall occurred in July, 2012, and if you are a recipient of a Stryker recalled hip device (Rejuvenate or ABGII), then you have likely experienced some serious anxiety regarding the potentially defective hip implant in your body. At the time of the recall—and a few months earlier in an Urgent Field Safety Notification sent to surgeons and hospitals—Stryker admitted that the innovative designs of the Rejuvenate and ABGII were perhaps not as safe as originally claimed. The Rejuvenate garnered FDA approval in 2008 and the ABGII in 2009, however marketing for the two devices did not begin in earnest until 2010. Just a few short months later, adverse event reports began coming in to the FDA regarding problems experienced with the two hip implants.

 

Issues Associated With the Stryker Hip Recall

Surgeons claimed that when removed, a substance resembling black rust was seen on their patient’s explants, and that a milky white substance was also seen in the tissues surrounding the implant. In short, the highly-touted hip implant which was supposed to last for 15-20 years and be much safer than other metal-on-metal hip implants was causing a considerable amount of problems among those implanted with the devices. Metallosis was seen in patients with a Rejuvenate or ABGII, with symptoms consisting of chronic pain, intense inflammation, degradation of hip tissue and bone, total failure of the hip implant and the necessity for revision surgery.

 

Microscopic chromium and cobalt ions were found to be shearing away from the hip implant during periods of activity, causing metallosis and metal toxicity. Metal toxicity and metal poisoning can lead to: neurological and cardiovascular issues, renal and thyroid problems, gastrointestinal issues, loss of hearing and vision, vertigo, anxiety, depression and irritability, DNA disruption, the development of pseudo-tumors, a propensity for certain types of cancers, reproductive disorders and chronic headaches.

 

How the Colorado Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations May Affect You

All states operate under specific statutes of limitations, and in the state of Colorado, a civil cause of action for product liability cases—such as a Colorado Stryker hip lawsuit—must be brought within two years of the time the injury is discovered, or should have been discovered. It is important that you discuss your Colorado Stryker hip lawsuit with a qualified Colorado Stryker hip lawyer in order to determine when your injuries were discovered, and how much time you have in which to file a lawsuit and recover damages.

 

There are currently over 1,700 lawsuits filed against Stryker; considering there were approximately 20,000 recalled devices implanted and the high failure rate, it is believed many more will follow. The Colorado Stryker hip statute of limitations can be difficult for the layperson to navigate. An experienced Colorado Stryker hip lawyer can fully explain your options after thoroughly assessing the specific facts of your case, and can determine how the Colorado Stryker hip statute of limitations may affect you. Filing a Stryker hip lawsuit may make it possible for you to pay the medical expenses associated with your Stryker hip implant. To avoid missing your window of opportunity it is important that you speak to a Colorado Stryker hip lawyer regarding your Colorado Stryker statute of limitations as soon as possible.



A Notice to Colorado Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

Residents of the following locales in Colorado who were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABGII hip implant are encouraged to contact a Colorado Stryker Hip Lawyer:

Denver, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado

Lakewood, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

Thornton, Colorado

Westminster, Colorado

Arvada, Colorado


 

DISCLAIMER

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 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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