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Nebraska Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo

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Metallosis and Metal Poisoning Risks Associated With the Stryker Hip Recall
Following the Stryker hip recall in July, 2012 of the Rejuvenate and ABGII, most patients with one of these Stryker implants found themselves worried about their health and their future. While each person has a somewhat different tolerance to heavy metals in the body, even relatively low levels of cobalt and chromium in many patients can lead to serious, adverse health symptoms. Other patients may have higher levels of metals in their body, but have not yet experienced any particular ill health as a result.

Even taking into account the different ways each body will handle cobalt and chromium, there are really no “safe” levels of these heavy metals. In a patient with a metal hip implant, activity causes the metal components of the device to rub against one another, causing microscopic metal ions to shear away, finding their way to the bloodstream, or lodging in surrounding hip tissues. When the cobalt and chromium shards are in the hip tissues, the destruction of bone and tissue, acute inflammation and pain in the groin, hip and thigh can all occur. When the bone and tissue begins to die, the hip implant may fail completely, resulting in the necessity of hip revision surgery.

Symptoms of metal toxicity or metal poisoning include the following: Diminishment of hearing and vision, loss of short-term memory, reproductive disorders, cardiovascular, neurological, renal, thyroid and gastrointestinal disorders, DNA disruption, the development of pseudo-tumors, vertigo, depression, anxiety, irritability, skin rashes and the development of certain types of cancers.

Could You Be Affected by the Nebraska Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations?
If you have been harmed by the Stryker hip recall, it is imperative that you be aware of the Nebraska Stryker hip statute of limitations. The statutes of limitations put specific time limits on how long consumers have in which to file a lawsuit for a defective product. Nebraska operates under a four-year statute, beginning on the date the injury occurs. Further, Nebraska also has a ten-year statute of repose, beginning on the date the product is first sold. The primary difference between the statute of limitations and the statute of repose, is that the statute of repose is not dependent on an injury, rather an event or date.

While the Nebraska Stryker hip statute of limitations may seem relatively straightforward, there can be any number of variables which can limit your window of opportunity for filing a Nebraska Stryker hip lawsuit. The only way to know for sure when your Nebraska Stryker hip statute of limitations will run is to speak to a knowledgeable Nebraska Stryker hip lawyer. This is an important step and one you should not take lightly. An experienced Nebraska Stryker hip lawyer can ensure your rights are fully protected and will look out for your health and your future.

Over 1,700 lawsuits against Stryker have been filed to date, with many more expected as the statutes draw to a close. Your right to file a Nebraska Stryker hip lawsuit may be in jeopardy, therefore you should speak to a Stryker attorney at the earliest date possible. You may have substantial medical expenses related to the Stryker hip recall as well as serious health issues which may or may not resolve, even after undergoing revision surgery. Speak to a Nebraska Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible—don’t relinquish your right to file suit against a company which appears to have had little concern for your future.

A Notice to Nebraska Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Omaha, Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

Bellevue, Nebraska

Grand Island, Nebraska

Kearney, Nebraska

Fremont, Nebraska

Hastings, Nebraska

North Platte, Nebraska



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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