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Statute of Limitations Brought Into Question In Risperdal Drug Injury Lawsuits

Jun 18, 2014 | Drug Injury

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When a person is harmed as the result of taking a defective medication, they may be entitled to seek compensation through civil litigation; however, such lawsuits must be filed in a timely manner in order to stay within the statute of limitations that are sometimes placed on drug injury lawsuits.

Statutes of limitations are laws that create a timeline in which an accident victim must take legal action. If complaints are not filed within these time frames, the victim’s rights to compensation may be lost.

Arguments over statutes of limitations have arisen during recent RisperdalÒ drug injury lawsuits. The drug is used to treat certain mental disorders, such as Schizophrenia. Too often though, patients experience adverse side effects such as gynecomastia—a condition in which adolescent boys can develop female breast tissue that must be surgically removed.

The company who manufactures RisperdalÒ, Johnson & Johnson, has conceded that they failed to properly warn patients of the dangers the drug poses, but is now arguing that many of the lawsuits that have been brought against the company regarding problems with the drug should be thrown out because they were not filed within the statute of limitations.

The situation highlights the importance of taking legal action as soon as a drug injury is discovered, which is why Stewart & Stewart Attorneys are here to help.

Our team of Indianapolis drug injury attorneys has navigated the state’s legal system numerous times and knows what it takes to get you the compensation you need for your RisperdalÒ injury. So call us today to get a free consultation of your case!

 

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