Many of our clients call from all across the U.S. in order to know whether they have a case for side effects caused by defective drugs. A common question is often “how long do I have to file my case?” To better understand this issue we have developed a chart below which outlines each and every state along with the necessary filing timeline. Keep in mind that certain exceptions will apply, make sure you contact a personal injury lawyer to identify the statute of limitation issues associated with your case.

what if The Statute of Limitations for my case has run Out – Exceptions to Timely Filing of a Lawsuit

Courts allow for a Tolling, or temporary halting of a statute of limitations in certain circumstances. Some of the most common instances where a statute of limitations has been tolled by courts are as follows.

  • Where the injury to the individual was not know or could not have been known until a later time.
  • Mental or physical incapacitation of the victim.
  • The injured party was under the age of 18 – minors usually have a certain period of time based on the jurisdiction where they reside to file a claim after their 18th birthday.

Defective Drug Lawsuits For All 50 States and Jurisdictions

Alabama

Alabama Statute of Limitations Ala. Code § 6-2-2 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Alaska

Alaska Statute of Limitations Alaska Stat. § 09.10.010 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Arizona

Arizona Statute of Limitations Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Arkansas

Arkansas Statute of Limitations Ark. Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 3 Years

California

California Statute of Limitations Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Colorado

Colorado Statute of Limitations can be found at Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Connecticut

Connecticut Statute of Limitations Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Washington D.C.

District of Columbia Statute of Limitations D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Florida

Florida Statute of Limitations Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.
Products Liability 4 Years

Georgia

Georgia Statute of Limitations Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.

Defective Drug Case: 2 Years

Hawaii

Hawaii Statute of Limitations Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years with discovery rule

Idaho

Idaho Statute of Limitations Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Illinois

Illinois Statute of Limitations 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Indiana

Indiana Statute of Limitations Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Iowa

Iowa Statute of Limitations Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Kansas

Kansas Statute of Limitations Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Kentucky

Kentucky Statute of Limitations Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.
Products Liability 1 Year with discovery rule

Louisiana

Louisiana Statute of Limitations La. Civil Code § 3492 et seq.
Products Liability 1 Year

Maine

Maine Statute of Limitations Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.
Products Liability 6 Years

Maryland

Maryland Statute of Limitations Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Statute of Limitations Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Michigan

Michigan Statute of Limitations Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Minnesota

Minnesota Statute of Limitations Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.
Products Liability 4 Years

Mississippi

Mississippi Statute of Limitations Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Year

Missouri

Missouri Statute of Limitations Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.
Products Liability 5 Years

Montana

Montana Statute of Limitations Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Nebraska

Nebraska Statute of Limitations Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Nevada

Nevada Statute of Limitations Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.
Products Liability 4 Years

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Statute of Limitations N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Year

New Jersey

New Jersey Statute of Limitations N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

New Mexico

New Mexico Statute of Limitations N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

New York

New York Statute of Limitations N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

North Carolina

North Carolina Statute of Limitations N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.
Products Liability 6 Years

North Dakota

North Dakota Statute of Limitations N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.
Products Liability 10 Years

Ohio

Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et
Products Liability 2 Years

Oklahoma

Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et
Products Liability 2 Years

Oregon

Ohio Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et
Products Liability 2 Years

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Statute of Limitations R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

South Carolina

South Carolina Statute of Limitations S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

South Dakota

South Dakota Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Tennessee

Tennessee Statute of Limitations Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.
Products Liability 1 Year with discovery rule

Texas

Texas Statute of Limitations Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Utah

Utah Statute of Limitations Utah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Vermont

Vermont Statute of Limitations Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Virginia

Virginia Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Washington

Washington Statute of Limitations Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

West Virginia

West Virginia Statute of Limitations W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.
Products Liability 2 Years

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Statute of Limitations Wis. Stat. Ann. § 893.01 et seq.
Products Liability 3 Years

Wyoming

Wyoming Statute of Limitations Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-102 et seq.
Products Liability 4 Year