Washington of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Damages You May Have Suffered as a Result of the Stryker Hip Recall
Perhaps you, like thousands of other consumers, received a Stryker hip device (an ABGII or Rejuvenate) then began having trouble following your implantation. If so, you are probably well aware of the Stryker hip recall which occurred in July, 2012. The Stryker hip recall was issued less than three years after the two devices were launched in February, 2010. At the time the Rejuvenate and ABGII were released, there were high hopes in the industry that there would now be a safer, longer lasting metal hip implant. Stryker’s new hip implants offered surgeons a wide variety of components in different sizes and angles which allowed a custom-fit.

Stryker also used a ceramic ball rather than a metal ball, which was believed to make the two implants considerably safer than most other metal-on-metal devices. Stryker marketed the implants as being ideal for younger, more active patients, and claimed the devices would last much longer (from 15-20 years) than most other hip implants. Patients and surgeons alike were delighted to have a safer alternative to prior hip implants. This made it all the more disappointing when some recipients of the devices began experiencing problems soon after implantation. Surgeons were forced to remove the implants from a number of patients; many of these surgeons noted the clear presence of corrosion on the removed implant, with some stating it looked like “black rust.”

Other surgeons noted the presence of a milky substance in the hip tissues. Patients developed symptoms of metallosis (pain, inflammation, tissue and bone necrosis and total hip failure) as well as symptoms of metal toxicity (DNA changes, pseudo-tumor development, reproductive disorders, headaches, changes to skin and nails, rashes, muscle atrophy, seizures, convulsions, tremors, stroke, heart attack, renal failure, fatigue, poor concentration, vertigo, hearing and vision loss, decline of cognitive functions, depression, anxiety and irritability and hypothyroidism).

How the Washington Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations May Affect You
In the state of Washington, action must be brought within two years of the date of the injury in order to fall within the Washington Stryker hip statute of limitations. Washington also has a twelve-year statute of repose, which differs from the statute of limitations in that it is dependent upon an event rather than an injury. . Speaking to a knowledgeable Washington Stryker hip lawyer is the only way to determine when the statutes will run in your particular case; this narrow window of opportunity governs the amount of time in which you have to file a Washington Stryker hip lawsuit. If you have suffered serious injury or harm due to a defective Stryker hip implant, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced Washington Stryker hip lawyer who can assess your individual circumstances, determining when your Washington Stryker hip statute of limitations will run and what compensation you are entitled to. Over 1,700 consumers have filed suit against Stryker; don’t lose your right to do the same.

A Notice to Washington Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Seattle, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Bellevue, Washington

Everett, Washington

Kent, Washington

Yakima, Washington


 

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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