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Pennsylvania of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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What Led up to the Stryker Hip Recall?
Both the Stryker ABGII and Rejuvenate were released to the public in early 2010; the Rejuvenate gained FDA approval in 2008 and the ABGII in 2009. The marketing campaign for the two devices was aggressive. Due to their new, innovative design and the use of a ceramic rather than metal ball, Stryker claimed the implants would not only last longer, but were considerably safer than other metal-on-metal hip implants. The two hip implants were specifically marketed toward younger, more active patients as they were believed to last as long as 15-20 years.

For these reasons, it was particularly dismaying, when, just months after the release of the two devices, the FDA began receiving adverse event reports from patients and surgeons alike. Even though some patients had been implanted with an ABGII or Rejuvenate only months prior, surgeons were removing the devices due to serious health issues believed to be associated with the implants. In some cases surgeons noted significant levels of corrosion on the removed implants; some surgeons noted this corrosion looked like heavy black rust, particularly in the area of the neck junction. Other patients developed symptoms of metallosis (pain, inflammation, hip failure and tissue and bone necrosis) within months of receiving their Stryker implant, while others found themselves with serious cases of metal toxicity.

When shards of cobalt and chromium ions find their way into the bloodstream—after corrosion or fretting of the implant takes place—patients may develop kidney, renal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular or neurological health problems. Loss of vision and hearing, chronic headaches, irritability, anxiety, depression, memory loss, reproductive disorders, DNA disruption and skin rashes can also occur. It appears Stryker had plenty of notice that the two implants were prone to failure and corrosion, long before the Stryker hip recall. By that time, potentially thousands of patients had been injured. Over 20,000 ABGII and Rejuvenate implants were sold, and as of this date, over 1,700 lawsuits have been filed. Your Pennsylvania Stryker hip lawyers will likely tell you that most people associated with the Stryker hip recall believe many more lawsuits will come as the statutes of limitations grow near.

Your Pennsylvania Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations
Most states, including Pennsylvania, operate under a two-year statute of limitations which allows consumers to bring a product liability case within two years of the time the injury occurred. Don't automatically assume your Pennsylvania Stryker hip statute of limitations has run or is growing close; only a highly qualified Pennsylvania Stryker hip lawyer can determine exactly when your statute will end, depending on the facts surrounding your injuries. The sooner you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Stryker hip lawyer, the better. If your attorney believes it is in your best interests to file a Pennsylvania Stryker hip lawsuit, he or she will be by your side during the entire process and will handle all aspects of your case. Your Pennsylvania Stryker hip lawyer will ensure your do not miss your window of opportunity and that you are properly compensated for your injuries, including medical expenses and pain and suffering damages.

A Notice to Pennsylvania Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Erie, Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


 

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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