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Michigan Statute of Limitations for Stryker Hip Lawsuits

By Andrew Sullo

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Were the Rejuvenate and ABGII Destined to Fail?

If you are a patient with an implanted Stryker Rejuvenate or ABGII hip device, you were likely wondering just what went wrong after the Stryker hip recall was issued in July, 2012. Although problems with other metal-on-metal hip implants have been in the news often over the past few years, the Stryker hip recall was unexpected. Stryker used a ceramic ball rather than a metal ball and claimed this change in design would make the Rejuvenate and ABGII much less susceptible to fretting, corrosion and the release of cobalt and chromium ions. Unfortunately, the claims Stryker made regarding a longer-lasting, safer hip implant device turned out to be less than accurate.

At the time of the Stryker hip recall, the company stated the Rejuvenate and ABGII had a higher-than-normal rate of failure and were more prone to fretting, corrosion, and the release of cobalt and chromium ions. Following the Stryker hip recall, problems with the coating on the devices came to light, as well as issues associated with mismatched metals, namely the titanium stem and the cobalt and chromium neck. The tiny metal trunnions on either end of the neck component were also found to trap body fluids underneath, leading to further corrosion. Over 20,000 Rejuvenate and ABGII implant devices were sold from early 2010 until the Stryker hip recall, approximately two-and-a-half years later.

During that time, numerous adverse event reports were sent to the FDA from surgeons and patients alike. Even after hearing that some surgeons who were forced to remove a Stryker device from their patient and discovered a substance which looked like “black rust,” on the implant, Stryker continued to sell the Rejuvenate and ABGII. You, like other patients, relied on the information you received from Stryker, namely that your hip device was safe and long-lasting. It is important that you seek qualified assistance from a Michigan Stryker hip lawyer at the earliest possible time. There may be restrictions on the time in which you can file a Michigan Stryker hip lawsuit due to the statutes of limitations which differ from state to state. Over 1,700 lawsuits have been filed against Stryker to date due to the Stryker hip recall—don’t wait until your window of opportunity has passed you by to file a Michigan Stryker hip lawsuit.

How the Michigan Stryker Hip Statute of Limitations Can Affect You The Michigan Stryker hip statute of limitations allows consumers to file a civil cause of action for a product liability case within two years of the date the injury occurred. Further, should a product have been in use for longer than ten years, liability in a Michigan Stryker hip lawsuit cannot be based on strict liability. The statute of limitations can be difficult to decipher without help from a Michigan Stryker hip lawyer. In fact, the only way to truly know when the statute will run in your case is to speak with an experienced Michigan Stryker hip lawyer. A skilled Michigan Stryker hip lawyer will thoroughly assess your case, determining when your injury occurred and when your statutes will run. If you have been harmed by the Stryker hip recall, you are likely worried and concerned about your future; a Michigan Stryker hip lawyer can ensure your rights are fully protected during this difficult time.

A Notice to Michigan Residents with Stryker Hip Implants

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

Detroit, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Warren, Michigan

Sterling Heights, Michigan

Lansing, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Flint, Michigan

Clinton Township, Michigan



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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