Kentucky Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

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The Stryker Hip Recall—and How It May Have Affected You: Over 20,000 consumers received a Stryker ABGII or Rejuvenate hip implant device between the time the two devices were released, in February, 2010, until the recall in July, 2012. Prior to the recall, Stryker issued an Urgent Field Safety Notification to hospitals and surgeons stating the Rejuvenate and ABGII were subject to a high rate of fretting and corrosion at the neck junction, leading to the release of cobalt and chromium ions into the body. Many believe the safety notification was a public relations tactic, meant to minimize the effect of the inevitable recall, and speaking to a Kentucky Stryker hip lawyer is the best way to determine how you will be affected by the Stryker hip recall.

 

In the end, the design claimed to offer patients longevity as well as safety failed to deliver on those claims. The Australian Registry placed the failure rate of the recalled Stryker implants at 8.1%--an unacceptably high number when compared to the “normal” failure rates less than 3%. Later research would place the Stryker failure rate much higher—some claimed the rate was as high as 65%.  The Stryker hip recall could potentially end up with more plaintiffs than the DePuy ASR recall, and while about 1,700 recipients of a recalled Stryker hip implant have currently filed suit against the company, that number is expected to continue to rise as the statutes of limitations grows close for residents of certain states.

 

Health Issues Associated With the Stryker Hip Recall

The symptoms of metallosis include deterioration of bone and tissue surrounding the artificial implant, pain in the groin, hip and thigh area, significant levels of inflammation and total hip failure. When hip failure or significant levels of adverse health problems occur, revision surgery may become necessary, however revision surgery can be more dangerous and painful than the original surgery bringing a longer recovery time as well. When the metal parts of the hip device rub against one another, microscopic metal ions shear away from the implant, finding their way into the bloodstream as well as the hip tissues. This can lead to serious health issues such as:

 

·         Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract

·         Serious skin rashes

·         Neurological, renal, thyroid and cardiovascular disorders

·         Heart attack and stroke

·         Disorders of the reproductive system

·         Loss of vision and hearing

·         Memory loss

·         Irritability, anxiety, depression

·         DNA disruption

·         An increase in certain types of cancers

 

Could You Be Affected By the Kentucky Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations?

Kentucky has one of the shortest statutes of limitations of all the states, allowing only one year from the date the injury occurs in which to file a civil cause of action for a product liability case. This statute includes the caveat that should injury, death or property damage not occur within a period of eight years from the time of the product’s first use, a presumption exists that there is no defect in the product. The Kentucky Stryker hip statute of limitations can be quite complex to decipher, therefore it is in your best interests to speak to a Kentucky Stryker hip lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

It is imperative that you not end up injured by a device you believed to be safe, with no recourse for recovering the extensive medical expenses you may incur. Your Kentucky Stryker hip lawyer will thoroughly assess the specific circumstances surrounding your case, then help you determine whether a Kentucky Stryker hip lawsuit is your best course of action. Don’t get left out in the cold—contact a knowledgeable Kentucky Stryker hip lawyer today to discuss how the Stryker hip recall has affected your health and your future.



 

A Notice to Kentucky Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Meads, Kentucky

Ironville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Owensboro, Kentucky

Convington, Kentucky


 

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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