A common question asked by our clients to our attorneys deals with the length of time they have to file a lawsuit form their injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims and defective product claims vary based on the jurisdiction where the injury took place, the age of the plaintiff and the specific cause of the injury. This page has been written by Mr. Farid Yaghoubtil one of our Medical Device Defect attorneys who is experienced and knowledgeable in Transvaginal mesh Injury Lawsuits and claims.

If you have further questions call Mr. Yaghoubtil at (855)385-2529

How long do I have to file my case for Transvaginal Mesh Implant Injuries?

Statute of Limitations - Deadline - Transvaginal Mesh LitigationDepending on the state or jurisdiction in which you reside the time limitations can be different. If you are filing a accidental injury cause of action will generally have 2 years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit in the state of California. Product liability lawsuits must also be filed within 2 years from the date of injury. Below are a few examples of how the statute of limitations work:

Example #1: Client undergoes a Vaginal Mesh Procedure in 2001. In 2011 she experiences serious medical complications from the vaginal mesh implant procedure preformed back in 2001. This allows them 2 years from 2011 to file a lawsuit for their injuries. Even though they underwent the procedure in 2001 the statute won’t begin to run until they have knowledge of the injury.

Example #2: Client undergoes a procedure for a vaginal sling mesh implant in 2009. Shortly after she begin to experience some severe side effects from the vaginal mesh procedure. Before she is able to seek legal representation she suffers a serious injury unrelated to the Vaginal mesh implant. As a result of the injury she has suffered she is unable to seek leis unable to file a clam or seek legal assistance for her injuries until 2011. In such cases the statute will be “tolled”. A statute can be tolled or stopped when there is a serious medical impairment. In this case the statute can likely be tolled due to the clients medical or health issues.

Other examples where courts have routinely permitted the a tolling of a statute of limitations are as follows

  • Physical and mental incapacitation of the plaintiff
  • Deceit and fraud on the part of the defendant so that the plaintiff would fail to file a claim in time
  • The injury to the individual did not manifest itself until after the statute to file the claim has run its course

While these are just examples, they help to better understand that statute issue with regards to your claim. If you are thinking of filing a product liability case for injuries sustained from taking a prescription drug, contact our offices free consultation.

Who Can Represent Me In A Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit – What if I Live In A Different State?

Most defective product cases dealing with defective drugs are handled in Federal Court. Cases handled in Federal Court are not based on jurisdiction. This allows an attorney from California to represent a client any other state in the Nation.

In such a case our offices coordinate with you and obtain permission to access necessary medical data in order to evaluate and analyze your case. After analyzing the facts and details pertaining to your case, we will file with the proper Federal Court and begin pursuing your case. It is important that you keep all medical records, prescriptions, names of doctors and hospitals you have visited for review.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations for Transvaginal Mesh Injury Claim in all 50 States:

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

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