With recent reports linking NuvaRing contraceptive devices to dangerous blood clots and federal lawsuits for those injured set to begin in early 2013, thousands of women affected by the implants have sought legal advice on whether they qualify for help.
One of the most commonly-asked questions is: Is there a NuvaRing Statute of Limitations that will prohibit my case? Or, more generally, how long do I have after I have been injured to file a NuvaRing lawsuit?
The U.S. Legal System uses Statutes of Limitation as expiration periods on legal action in order to protect individuals and companies from lawsuits that are considered too old to have credible evidence. These time limits vary from state to state, but generally range from 2 years to 6 years.
The NuvaRing Statute of Limitations usually begins when a person is injured, but in some cases may not start until the affected person discovers, or should have discovered, that the device caused their injury.
If you have suffered a blood clot, DVT, pulmonary embolism or stroke after using NuvaRing, 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 NuvaRing Statute of Limitations on your case, it is important to determine the latency period, which is the amount of time from when you last used NuvaRing to when 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 and device 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 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 any lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The DrugRisk Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that specialize in NuvaRing lawsuits.
For more information on your NuvaRing Statute of Limitations and whether you may qualify for a case, contact us today to speak with a lawyer. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.