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New York Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo


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Is Your Right to Recover Damages Affected by the New York Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations?
If you are the recipient of a recalled Stryker hip—the ABGII or Rejuvenate—you may have experienced health problems associated with the defective hip device fairly soon after your surgery, or perhaps you have not yet had any health issues related to the Stryker hip recall. Either way, you have only a narrow window of opportunity in which to file a New York Stryker hip lawsuit in order to recover damages for your injuries. This is known as the statutes of limitations; the time varies from state to state, although the majority of the states operate under a two-year statute. In New York, action must be brought within three years of the date the injury occurred.

While this may sound relatively straightforward, there can be any number of factors involved in determining exactly when the statutes on your injuries will run. Speaking to an experienced New York Stryker hip lawyer is your very best course of action to ensure your are able to seek recovery for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and, when warranted, punitive damages, associated with your injuries. In short, the only way to be certain your statutes have not run, as well as to find out the best way to proceed with your New York Stryker hip lawsuit is to speak to a knowledgeable Stryker attorney.

What are the Problems Associated with the Recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABGII?
In “typical” metal-on-metal hip implants, when the patient is active, the metal components can rub against one another, causing friction, corrosion, and microscopic metal ions to shear away from the hip device, burrowing into hip tissues and traveling to the bloodstream. Because the design of the Rejuvenate and ABGII implements a ceramic (rather than metal) ball, Stryker advertised the devices as being much safer than a “true” metal-on-metal hip implant. Unfortunately, it was later found that friction and corrosion was occurring at the neck junction of both the ABGII and the Rejuvenate as well as underneath the small metal trunnions located on either end of the neck piece.

Stryker also claimed that the new, innovative designs of the ABGII and the Rejuvenate would not only allow surgeons freedom to custom-fit the device to the body type and activity level of the patient, but would also last much longer than other hip implants. This claim also turned out to be less than accurate. In fact, within a few months after the release of the Stryker hip devices in February, 2010, the FDA was receiving adverse event reports from surgeons and patients alike. Surgeons who were forced to remove one of the devices from patients noted evidence of corrosion in the form of a substance which looked like black rust.

Metallosis and Metal Toxicity from a Recalled Stryker Hip Implant Many recipients of a recalled Stryker hip implant found themselves with symptoms of metallosis such as: the degradation and necrosis of hip tissues and bone, acute inflammation, pain in the groin, thigh and hip region and total hip failure. When cobalt and chromium ions enter the bloodstream, patients can experience such health issues as: cardiovascular issues such as heart attack and stroke, neurological, renal, thyroid and gastrointestinal disorders, diminishment of vision and hearing, vertigo, memory loss, depression, anxiety, irritability, reproductive disorders, the development of pseudo-tumors and skin rashes. If you are a victim of the Stryker hip recall, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced New York Stryker hip lawyer as soon as possible. It is important that you not let the New York Stryker hip statute of limitations pass you by without speaking to an attorney.

A Notice to New York Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

New York, New York

Brooklyn, New York

Queens, New York

Manhattan, New York

Bronx, New York

Staten Island, New York

Buffalo, New York

Jamaica, New York


 

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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