Wyoming of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Could Your Right to Recovery Be Affected by the Wyoming Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations?
You may have been one of the thousands of consumers affected by the Stryker hip recall which occurred in July, 2012, less than three years after the release of the Stryker ABGII and Rejuvenate hip implants. If so, you must be concerned about the statutes of limitations, which exist in every state, although the time limits range from one year to ten years. The state of Wyoming requires civil action for a product liability case to be brought within four years of the date the injury occurred. This is an extremely important date; should the statute of limitations be exceeded, your right to recovery could be forever barred. The Wyoming Stryker hip statute of limitations is not as straightforward as it might seem, however, and there can be any number of variables to be considered.

Speaking to a knowledgeable Wyoming Stryker hip lawyer is really the only way to know for sure when the statutes will run in your specific case and determine whether it is in your best interests to file a Wyoming Stryker hip lawsuit. You may be entitled to damages resulting from the Stryker hip recall, including compensation for your medical expenses as well as compensation for pain and suffering. Many patients have suffered serious injury from a hip implant they believed—and were told—was safe. If you are one of these, call an experienced Wyoming Stryker hip lawyer today who can ensure your rights are protected and can determine when your Wyoming Stryker hip statute of limitations will run.

Injuries Resulting From a Defective Stryker Hip Implant Soon after the release of the ABGII and Rejuvenate, the FDA began receiving adverse event reports from patients and surgeons. Some surgeons noted the presence of corrosion in removed Stryker implants, and many patients experienced symptoms of metallosis and metal poisoning. These issues were occurring within months or one or two years following implantation of an ABGII or Rejuvenate—very disappointing for devices Stryker claimed would last as long as 15-20 years and would be much safer than other metal-on-metal hip implants. Like other metal hip implants—and even though Stryker used a ceramic, rather than a metal ball—it appeared that during periods of activity, the metal components of the devices rubbed against one another, creating friction, corrosion, fretting, and the release of cobalt and chromium ions into the body. Ions which lodge in the hip tissues can result in symptoms of metallosis such as:

  • Acute inflammation
  • Pain in the groin, hip and thigh
  • Deterioration and necrosis of tissue and bone
  • Total hip failure
  • The necessity of hip revision surgery

The cobalt and chromium ions which enter the bloodstream can cause such serious health symptoms as:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Renal failure
  • Neurological issues such as hearing loss, atrophy of the optic nerves, visual impairment, vertigo, chronic headaches, a decline in cognitive functions, depression, anxiety and irritability
  • Cardiovascular disorders such as stroke and heart attack
  • Fatigue and poor concentration
  • Changes to skin and nails, including skin rashes
  • Atrophy to muscles
  • In more serious cases of metal toxicity, seizures, convulsion and tremors
  • Reproductive disorders
  • An increase in certain cancers
  • DNA disruptions
  • The development of pseudo tumors
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

If you are the victim of the Stryker hip recall it is important that you act quickly in order to preserve your right to file a Wyoming Stryker hip lawsuit. Your Wyoming Stryker hip lawyer will assess your case, explain your options and protect your rights from start to finish.

A Notice to Wyoming Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Casper, Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Gillette, Wyoming

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Sheridan, Wyoming

Green River, Wyoming

Evanston, Wyoming


 

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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