Tennessee of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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How the Stryker Hip Recall Has Affected Thousands of People
Following the Stryker hip recall in July, 2012, many recipients of a Stryker ABGII or Rejuvenate found themselves extremely worried about their health as well as their future. The Rejuvenate and ABGII were released in February, 2010, after gaining FDA approval in 2008 and 2009. Marketing began in earnest that February, and two and a half years later, over 20,000 devices had been sold. Unfortunately many flaws in the exciting new hip device design had come to light, and many recipients had already been forced to undergo revision surgery.

An Urgent Field Safety Notification went out to surgeons and patients just a few months prior to the Stryker hip recall. This notification stated that the two devices had a higher-than-normal rate of failure and that corrosion and fretting at the hip junction had been noted. This fretting and corrosion in turn could potentially lead to cobalt and chromium ions shearing away from the device, traveling to the bloodstream or burrowing in surrounding hip tissues. Cobalt and chromium ions in the bloodstream are very serious; as the heavy metals continue to build up, the patient can experience any number of adverse health issues including the following:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Renal and thyroid disorders
  • Chronic headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Short-term memory loss
  • DNA changes
  • The development of pseudo-tumors
  • Cardiovascular issues including heart attack and stroke
  • Neurological disorders
  • Skin rashes
  • Reproductive disorders
  • The diminishment of hearing and vision
  • Irritability, depression and anxiety

The tiny metal shards in the hip tissues can be responsible for severe inflammation, pain in the thigh, hip and groin, deterioration and necrosis of tissue and bone, and the necessity for hip revision surgery due to total hip failure. In the end, many, many people who agreed to have a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII device implanted, believing claims the implants were safe, ended up with serious medical problems. Some of those health issues were so severe that even after the device was removed, some of the health conditions remained. Victims of the Stryker hip recall must not only have metal testing done regularly to monitor levels of cobalt and chromium, they must also speak with a knowledgeable Tennessee Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible. The Tennessee Stryker hip statute of limitations can have a profound impact on your ability to file a Tennessee Stryker hip lawsuit, therefore it is important that you speak to a Stryker attorney and explore your options.

How Will the Tennessee Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Affect You?
The amount of time in which to file a defective product lawsuit is limited by the statutes of limitations, which vary in time from state to state. In the state of Tennessee, action must be brought within four years of the date the injury occurs. Tennessee also has a statute of repose which runs six years following an injury and ten years following the purchase of a defective product. It is crucial that you speak to a Tennessee Stryker hip lawyer in order to fully understand how these statutes may affect your ability to recover your medical expenses as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Only your Tennessee Stryker hip lawyer ca competently assess your case and determine the best option for recovery while ensuring your Tennessee Stryker hip statute of limitations does not run, leaving you with no options.

A Notice to Tennessee Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Memphis, Tennessee

New South Memphis, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

East Chattanooga, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee


 

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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