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Hawaii Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo

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About the Stryker Hip Recall: As a resident of Hawaii who has been harmed by a defective Stryker hip implant device—the Rejuvenate and ABGII were both recalled in July, 2012—it is important that you have a good understanding of the Hawaii Stryker hip statute of limitations. This statute of limitations can place restrictions on your ability to file a Hawaii Stryker hip lawsuit and recover damages for your injuries. The Rejuvenate hip system gained FDA approval in June, 2008, however marketing did not begin until February, 2010. The ABGIII received FDA approval in 2009, but was marketed with the Rejuvenate. These two hip implants were marketed aggressively with claims there would be no metallosis and metal toxicity associated with the devices due to the use of a ceramic ball rather than a metal ball.


Stryker also claimed that once implanted, the Rejuvenate and ABGII would last from 15-20 years. Unfortunately, despite the innovative modular design, the claims made by Stryker did not work out as expected. Within mere months of implantation, some patients began experiencing serious, adverse side effects. Some surgeons who removed the devices from their patients noted the presence of “black rust” on the removed implants as well as a milky substance in the hip tissues. Patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABGII were also submitting adverse event reports to the FDA, and by early 2012, over 300 such reports had been received.


Despite the serious nature of these reports, Stryker continued to sell the two devices, maintaining the implants were safe, until April, 2012 when the company issued an Urgent Field Safety Notification to hospitals and surgeons. This safety notice stated the Rejuvenate and ABGII were at a higher risk of fretting and corrosion, leading to the release of excess cobalt and chromium ions into the body. Stryker did, however, attempt to shift a fair amount of the blame onto patients and surgeons. Stryker stated patients who were overweight, had prior health issues, an infection or diabetes were more likely to experience complications and that some surgeons were not using proper implantation techniques.


How the Hawaii Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Can Affect You

Hawaii—like many other states in the United States—operates under a two-year statute of limitations, beginning when the injury is first discovered, or should have been discovered. In order to accurately determine exactly when your statute of limitations begins and ends, it is imperative that you consult an experienced Hawaii Stryker hip lawyer who can offer you knowledgeable information for your specific circumstances. Over 1,700 Hawaii Stryker hip lawsuits have been filed at this time, and informed Stryker attorneys expect many more in the coming months. With a failure rate ranging from 8.1%-65% (depending on which study you read), even if you have yet to experience problems with your Rejuvenate or ABGII, there is a good chance you could. Don’t lose your right to recovery by exceeding the Hawaii Stryker hip statute of limitations—speaking to a Hawaii Stryker hip lawyer today is the only way to determine when the statute will run in your case.



A Notice to Hawaii Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Honolulu, Hawaii

Pearl City, Hawaii

Hilo, Hawaii

Kailua, Hawaii

Waipahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Hawaii

Mililani, Hawaii

Kahului, Hawaii



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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