Top New Paltz, NY Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers Near You

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  • O'Connor & Partners, PLLC

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

    Stryker Hip Replacement Lawyers | Kingston Office | Serving New Paltz, NY

New Paltz Stryker Hip Replacement Information

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Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

Hip replacement devices made by Stryker Orthopaedics were voluntarily recalled over concerns that the metal-to-metal contact of replacement components caused harm to surrounding body tissue, pain, and swelling. Failure of these components releases toxins into the blood causing metal poisoning.

Stryker Hip Replacement Legal Options

A growing body of evidence suggests that metal-to-metal hip replacements are inherently defective. If you have a Stryker hip replacement device and are experiencing pain, swelling and other symptoms you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Learn your rights by consulting a New Paltz attorney handling this type of case.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you’ve suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it’s possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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