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Arkansas Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo

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How the Stryker Hip Recall May Affect You: If you are the recipient of a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII hip implant, then you may be aware of the Stryker hip recall which occurred in July, 2012. Over 20,000 patients received one of these recalled implants between the time of FDA approval in 2009 and the time of the recall, just three years later. At the time the Rejuvenate and ABGII hip devices were released, they were advertised as being highly innovative—as well as safer than other metal-on-metal hip implants due to the use of a ceramic ball rather than a metal ball. A variety of neck and stem components also allowed surgeons to construct a hip implant device which could be custom-fit to the individual patient, according to the patient’s activity levels, size and body type.


Unfortunately, within a year of the release of the two implants, patients and surgeons began contacting the FDA regarding issues associated with the devices. As early as July, 2010, one surgeon noted significant fretting at the neck/stem junction as well as obvious tissue degradation attached to a patient’s implant, and in 2011, another surgeon noted corrosion resembling “black rust” on a patient’s Rejuvenate implant. In 2011 alone, over 130 adverse reports involving a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII came into the FDA, with many patients experiencing severe pain, massive metallosis and symptoms of metal toxicity.


By early 2012, the number of adverse reports climbed to 300, with failure of the two hip implant devices in other countries on the rise as well; the Australian Registry calculated the failure rate of the ABGII to be as high as 8.1% in the first year following implantation. Other research places the failure rate of the ABGII and Rejuvenate anywhere from 12% to as high as 65%, meaning that even those who have yet to experience adverse effects from the Stryker hip recall, may well experience them in the future.


How the Arkansas Statute of Limitations May Affect You

The statutes of limitations in each state limit the amount of time consumers have to file a lawsuit for harm suffered from a defective device. The Arkansas statute of limitations allows three years from the time the injury is discovered—or should have been discovered—for a civil cause of action to be filed. It is extremely important that you speak to a knowledgeable Arkansas Stryker hip lawyer regarding your Arkansas Stryker hip statute of limitations. There are many variables associated with statutes of limitations which only a knowledgeable Arkansas Stryker hip lawyer can correctly interpret.


Why You Should Contact an Arkansas Stryker Hip Lawyer

Your Arkansas Stryker hip lawyer can fully assess your individual circumstances, determining whether an Arkansas Stryker hip lawsuit is right for you. To date, over 1,700 lawsuits have been filed against Stryker, with many more expected as the statute of limitations window of opportunity narrows for those in many states. Because the statutes of limitations can be complex, having a skilled Arkansas Stryker hip lawyer by your side can give you peace of mind. You can be confident that your attorney will not let your Arkansas Stryker hip statute of limitations pass, leaving you injured, with no legal course of action against the company responsible for your injuries. If you have been adversely affected by the Stryker hip recall, contact an experienced Arkansas Stryker hip lawyer to discuss the possibility of an Arkansas Stryker hip lawsuit.

A Notice to Arkansas Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Little Rock, Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Springdale, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

Rogers, Arkansas



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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