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Statute of Limitations for Defective Drugs by State


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

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