West Virginia of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Metallosis and Metal Poisoning From Defective Stryker Hip Implants
Many of those patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABGII hip implant following the release of the two devices in February, 2010, were extremely dismayed to hear of the Stryker hip recall in July, 2012. Others may have already experienced problems with their Stryker implant, so were not as surprised to hear of the recall. In either case, for hip implants claimed to be much longer lasting—as well as safer than traditional metal-on-metal hip implant—it was a very short amount of time between the release of the implants and the Stryker hip recall. When a metal hip implant is used in a patient, the metal components of the device can rub against one another during periods of activity, creating friction and causing tiny metal ions to shear away from the device.

These cobalt and chromium ions may travel only a short distance, lodging in the surrounding hip tissues, or may enter the bloodstream, however both bring serious health risks to the patient. When the metal ions lodge in hip tissues, metallosis can occur; symptoms of metallosis include inflammation, pain in the hip, groin and thigh regions, deterioration and death of tissue and bone and total hip failure. Metallosis can require the patient to undergo a risky revision surgery to remove the defective implant. Cobalt and chromium ions in the bloodstream can be responsible for a myriad of serious health disorders, including the following:

  • The inability of the body to repair DNA
  • Liver necrosis
  • Impairment of kidney function
  • Hearing loss and vision impairment
  • Reproductive disorders
  • The formation of soft tissue nodules or pseudo-tumors
  • Nerve impairment
  • Skin rashes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cardiovascular issues, including heart attack and stroke
  • Neurological disorders
  • Memory loss
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue and poor concentration
  • Seizures and convulsions

Will the West Virginia Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Affect Your Right to Recovery?
All states operate under statutes of limitations, although the times vary from one year to ten. The state of West Virginia allows two years from the time the injury occurs; while this sounds fairly straightforward, there can be a number of variables associated with the West Virginia Stryker hip statute of limitations. It must be determined exactly when your injury associated with a defective Stryker hip implant occurred, and, really, . the only way to accurately determine this date is to speak with a knowledgeable West Virginia Stryker hip lawyer. Your West Virginia Stryker hip lawyer will have considerable experience and skill regarding product liability cases in general, and the Stryker hip recall in particular.

Over 20,000 defective Stryker hip implants were sold between early 2010 and the Stryker hip recall in July, 2012; presently over 1,700 patients have filed suit against Stryker for injuries received from an ABGII or Rejuvenate. It is important that you not miss your relatively narrow window of opportunity to file a West Virginia Stryker hip lawsuit. Call a West Virginia Stryker hip lawyer today who can assess your case and work hard to ensure you are compensated for injuries received from a device you believed to be safe.

A Notice to West Virginia Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Charleston, West Virginia

Huntington, West Virginia

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia

Wheeling, West Virginia

Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton Heights, West Virginia

Fairmont, West Virginia


 

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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