Risperdal Lawsuit Idaho Statute of Limitations
Written by Stephen Fields on June 10, 2013
Risperdal lawsuit claims in Idaho may only be made for a limited period of time. This time limit is referred to as a “statute of limitations,” and prevents a claim from being filed after the legally designated time has elapsed.
Johnson & Johnson is facing a growing number of Risperdal Lawsuit claims filed on behalf of adolescent boys who developed breasts after taking Risperdal. The families of these boys maintain Risaperdal caused the breast growth, called Gynecomastia, and that the drug manufacturer failed to warn them of the risk. Johnson & Johnson may try to get some of these cases dismissed due to expired filing deadlines.
If you or your child developed gynecomastia after taking Risperdal you could lose the right to bring a claim if your case is not filed before the statutory deadline.
There are several factors that affect the statutory deadlines for filing Risperdal lawsuits in Idaho including:
- The type of injury
- The age of the person bringing the claim
- The state where Risperdal was prescribed/taken
- The state where the Risperdal lawsuit is filed
Idaho Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.
In certain situations it isn’t reasonable for a person who has suffered an injury to know what caused their injury until a much later date. For example, a patient taking Risperdal who developed male breasts might not know that Risperdal may have caused their gynecomastia until much later.
Statutes of limitations are complex and can be changed at any time by the legislature or courts of the particular state. For a full analysis of any potential legal claims and relevant statutes of limitation related to your case it is important to consult with a lawyer. When you contact us, one of our attorneys will determine how the law relates to your claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered from gynecomastia after taking Risperdal, you may have important legal rights. For a free no-obligation case review from a lawyer call 1-888-210-9968 to speak to an attorney about your case.