Utah of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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When the Utah Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Can Affect Your Future
Following the Stryker hip recall in July, 2012, many recipients of a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII are naturally extremely concerned about their health and their future. You may be one of the thousands of people who believed they were receiving a safe hip implant only to find there were many risks involved with the device. Those patients who have suffered serious harm from one of these devices may want to join the more than 1,700 others who have filed a Stryker hip lawsuit. One very important consideration concerns the statutes of limitations. In each state there is a certain length of time consumers have to file suit against the manufacturer of a defective or dangerous product or device. The state of Utah—like many other states—allows two years from the date the injury occurs to bring a civil cause of action.

Determining just when your injury occurred after receiving a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII can be difficult. Many people, unaware of the risks associated with the Rejuvenate and ABGII, attributed certain adverse health symptoms to advancing age or other issues, not realizing the symptoms were tied to a defective device. The only way to know for certain when the statutes will run in your specific case is to contact a highly knowledgeable Utah Stryker hip lawyers and discuss the details of your potential Utah Stryker hip lawsuit with him or her. You may feel frustrated and angry that your health has been damaged by the Stryker hip recall, or perhaps you have not yet experienced adverse health symptoms but may in the future. The failure rate is extremely high for the Stryker ABGII and Rejuvenate, therefore even those with no current overt symptoms may well experience problems in the future. Don’t give up your right to file a Utah Stryker hip lawsuit because you have missed the Utah Stryker hip statute of limitations.

Problems Consumers Have Experienced After Implantation of a Recalled Stryker Hip Device
Stryker sent out an Urgent Field Safety Notification to surgeons and hospitals in April, 2012, just months prior to the Stryker hip recall. This notification cautioned that the ABGII and Rejuvenate were showing higher-than-normal failure rates and that fretting and corrosion at the neck junction was being seen. When fretting and corrosion occurs during periods of activity when the metal parts of the device rub against one another, tiny metal ions shear away, lodging in hip tissues or traveling to the bloodstream. Cobalt and chromium ions in the hip tissues can cause the tissue and bone to deteriorate and even die. Pain, inflammation and total hip failure can occur. The cobalt and chromium ions which reach the bloodstream can cause a number of very serious health symptoms and disorders including the following:

  • Kidney disorders
  • Thyroid problems
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Memory loss
  • Stroke and heart attack
  • Neurological disorders
  • The development of certain types of cancers
  • Disruption of DNA
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Anxiety, irritability, depression
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • The diminishment of vision and hearing
  • Skin rashes
Don’t wait until the Utah Stryker hip statute of limitations has passed you by, leaving you injured with no way to make the manufacturer of your defective device pay for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. If the Stryker hip recall has altered your health and your future, call a skilled Utah Stryker hip lawyer today.

A Notice to Utah Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Salt Lake City, Utah

West Valley City, Utah

Provo, Utah

West Jordan, Utah

Sandy Hills, Utah

Orem, Utah

Sandy, Utah

Ogden, Utah


 

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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