Is there a time limit by when I have to file my Invokana lawsuit?
All states have time limits on when you have to bring a lawsuit if you have been injured including after a medication such as Invokana. These time limits are called statute of limitations. If you do not bring your cases against the responsible party-including manufacturers, distributers, sales agents, pharmacies, doctors, etc.-within this period then you can never sue them for your injuries. Here are the relevant statute of limitations in Illinois:
- 2 years if you are injured because of a product from the date when you knew or should have known about the injury. See 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-205 (2010); see also 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-213(d) (2010)
- 5 years if you have property damage because of a product. See 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-202 (2010).
- In no case can the suit be brought more than 12 years from when it was first sold. 735 ILCS 5/13-213(b) (2010).
- In no case can the suit be brought more than 10 years from when it was given to the first owner. 735 ILCS 5/13-213(b) (2010).
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