Following a Class I recall of Granuflo dialysis products in March 2012 over concerns that they can contribute to serious heart issues or death, many of those affected have contacted a lawyer to find out if they have a right to file a claim for damages.
One of the questions most commonly asked by victims is: Is there a Granuflo Statute of Limitations that will prohibit my case? Or, more generally, how long do I have after I have been injured to file a Granuflo lawsuit?
In the United States, Statutes of Limitation are used as an expiration of legal rights in order to protect individuals and companies from lawsuits that are considered too old to have credible evidence. The length of time can vary from state to state, but generally ranges from 2 years to 6 years.
The Granuflo Statute of Limitations usually begins when a person is injured, but in some cases may not start until a victim discovers, or should have discovered, that the product caused their injury.
If you or a loved one suffered cardiopulmonary arrest, heart attack or death after dialysis treatment with Granuflo, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to find out how much time you have to file a claim.
In addition to the Granuflo Statute of Limitations on your case, it is important to determine the latency period, which is the amount of time from when you where treated with Granuflo until you suffered an injury. This can also affect whether you qualify for a claim.
Regardless of whether you believe your case qualifies, it is important to contact a lawyer. Defective drug injury lawsuits such as this can be very valuable, therefore it is important to know your legal options before deciding whether or not to proceed.
Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will also give them time to protect your rights and preserve necessary evidence. If you wait too long, your lawyer may not have proper time to research your case and prepare it for filing, therefore, there is a greater risk they may not be able to take your case.
Before choosing a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in drug or medical device injuries and have already handled Granuflo claims.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and litigation related to Granuflo, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.