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Indiana Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Harm Caused by the Stryker Hip Recall: Over 1,700 lawsuits have been filed against Stryker Corporation, the manufacturer of the recalled Rejuvenate and ABGII. One of those, filed by a man in California, alleges Stryker failed to disclose the high rate of failure of the Rejuvenate and neglected to inform the FDA of serious side effects, even after being made aware of the potential defects of the two devices. This lawsuit—like many others against Stryker—asserts that, due to design and manufacturing defects, the devices were not constructed to ensure there would be no excessive corrosion or deterioration.

 

Such metal ion debris can travel to the bloodstream or lodge in the patient’s hip tissues, creating serious health issues. Metal ions which burrow into the tissues surrounding the hip can result in the patient having to undergo hip revision surgery. These ions can also cause serious levels of inflammation, pain, degradation and death of surrounding bone and tissue and total hip failure. When the tiny metal shards enter the bloodstream, the following health issues can result: 

 

·         Gastrointestinal disorders

·         Loss of hearing and vision

·         Vertigo

·         Memory loss

·         Depression, anxiety, irritability

·         Reproductive disorders

·         Neurological and cardiovascular disorders

·         Renal and thyroid disorders

·         The development of pseudo-tumors

·         Skin rashes

 

What You Must Know About the Indiana Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations

Individual states have statutes of limitations which range from one year all the way to six years, with most of the states having a two-year statute. Indiana is one of those with a two year statute of limitations, which begins to run on the date of the injury. Indiana also has a ten-year statute of repose—the statute of repose is triggered by an event, rather than an injury, such as the date the device was manufactured or sold.

 

If you are a resident of Indiana and have been harmed by the Stryker hip recall, it is important that you have a solid understanding of the statute of limitations restrictions placed on your potential Indiana Stryker hip lawsuit. Only an experienced Indiana Stryker hip lawyer can accurately assess your specific case and determine when your Indiana Stryker hip statute of limitations will expire.

 

FDA Approval of the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII

The FDA approved the Rejuvenate in 2008 and the ABGII in 2009, however marketing for both devices did not begin in earnest until February, 2010. Even so, during 2010, over 60 adverse event reports were sent to the FDA regarding the ABGII and Rejuvenate. Surgeons who were forced to remove the implants from their patients noted a substance which looked like “black rust,” as well as a milky substance in the hip tissues. Patients noted symptoms of metallosis and metal poisoning.

 

If you have suffered harm or injury due to the Stryker hip recall, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable Indiana Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible in order to avoid having the Indiana Stryker hip statutes of limitations run. You may have serious medical costs associated with revision surgery or other health issues related to the Stryker hip recall—if so, your attorney can help you determine whether filing an Indiana Stryker hip lawsuit is in your best interests.



A Notice to Indiana Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Indianapolis, Indiana

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Evansville, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana

Fishers, Indiana

Hammond, Indiana


 

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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