The antidepressant medication Effexor has been linked to several severe side effects and medical complications including the development of congenital defects in children of mothers who took the medication during pregnancy. Victims of defective and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs are entitled to financial compensation under the law but must file their case within the statutorily allotted time period. Failure to do so will eliminate their chances at compensation. What if the Filing Deadline For My Case Has Run: In certain circumstances courts may allow for a tolling of a statute of limitations. A tolling of a statute allows for individuals to file a claim even where the official filing deadline has run out. Some of the most frequent examples where courts have allowed for a tolling of a statute of limitations are as follows
- Mental or physical incapacitation of the victim
- Minor statute of the victims – in most jurisdictions in the United States individuals under the age of 18 have some time after their 18th birthday to file a claim in civil court.
- The injury was not and could not have been known until after the statute of limitations have run their course.