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Oklahoma of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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The Stryker Hip Recall and How It May Affect You
Yet another metal hip implant device was recalled in July, 2012—two, in fact—the Stryker ABGII and the Stryker Rejuvenate. Stryker introduced the two hip implants in early 2010 after the Rejuvenate gained FDA approval in 2008 and the ABGII in 2009. Both devices had a very innovative design, with a variety of components in different lengths and angles which allowed surgeons to custom-fit the device to the patient. Stryker claimed these new hip implants were both safer and longer-lasting than other metal-on-metal hip implants and were a great choice for younger, more active patients. Unfortunately, these claims turned out to be less-than-accurate. Within a few short months of the release of the two implants, adverse event reports began coming in to the FDA; surgeons were noting the presence of corrosion on implants they removed from patients, and patients were reporting symptoms of metal toxicity and metallosis.

Since more than 20,000 of the recalled implants were sold—and likely implanted—there are potentially thousands of people affected by the Stryker hip recall. To date, over 1,700 have filed suit against Stryker, and Stryker hip lawyers expect many more will be filed as the statutes of limitations grow close for many states. Although the design of the Rejuvenate and ABGII are not “true” metal-on-metal implants due to the ceramic rather than metal ball, it was determined that corrosion and fretting were occurring at the neck junction, resulting in the release of microscopic metal ions being released into the body. When those ions reach the bloodstream, many different adverse health effects can occur, hitting virtually every part of the body: renal, thyroid, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal and reproductive.

Loss of hearing and vision can also occur as a result of metal toxicity. When the cobalt and chromium ions lodge in hip tissues, symptoms of metallosis can occur such as inflammation, pain in the groin, hip and thigh, loss of bone and tissue and the total failure of the hip implant. If you are one of the many people harmed by the Stryker hip recall, it is important that you speak to an experienced Oklahoma Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible regarding the possibility of filing an Oklahoma Stryker hip lawsuit.

Could You Be Affected by the Oklahoma Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations?
Oklahoma has a two-year statute of limitations which begins at the time your injury first occurred. a two-year statute of limitations which begins at the time your injury first occurred. While this may sound fairly straightforward, when dealing with the Stryker hip recall, there can be a number of variables to consider, requiring a knowledgeable Oklahoma Stryker hip lawyer to untangle the legalities and ensure you are able to recover compensation for your losses. In other words, there is really no way to know when your Oklahoma Stryker hip statute of limitations will run without speaking to an experienced Oklahoma Stryker hip lawyer. You may have significant levels of medical expenses related to the Stryker hip recall and you are entitled to recover for those expenses as well as for pain and suffering. Your Oklahoma Stryker hip lawyer can help you file an Oklahoma Stryker hip lawsuit as well as ensuring your rights are fully protected throughout the process.

A Notice to Oklahoma Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Lawton, Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma

Moore, Oklahoma

Midwest City, Oklahoma


 

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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