After numerous reports in the past year have linked the popular blood thinner Pradaxa with internal bleeding, hundreds of patients have filed claims for injury and thousands more have sought legal advice on whether they can receive help.
One question that Pradaxa lawyers are often asked is: What is the Pradaxa Statute of Limitations? Or, more generally, how long do I have after I have been injured by Pradaxa to take legal action?
Statutes of Limitation are time limits on litigation set by the U.S. legal system in order to prevent individuals and companies from having to face lawsuits indefinitely for older events. They ensure that evidence and memories remain relatively fresh in a lawsuit.
These rules vary from state to state, but generally range from 2 years to 6 years. A Pradaxa Statute of Limitation usually begins when a person is injured, but in some cases may not start until the injured person discovers, or should have discovered, that the drug caused their injury.
If you or a loved one suffered internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa, 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 Pradaxa Statute of Limitation for your case, it’s important to determine the latency period, which is the amount of time that elapsed from when you last took Pradaxa and 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 speak with a lawyer to know all your options. Lawsuits such as this for defective drug injuries can be quite valuable, therefore knowing the potential of your case can help you decide whether or not to proceed.
Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible will also allow them preserve necessary evidence and protect your rights. 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 Drug Resource Center only recommends defective drug lawyers and law firms that specialize in Pradaxa lawsuits.
For more information on your Pradaxa Statute of Limitation 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.