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Product Liability Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company…

Submitted By: Vaughn (Hays, Kansas)

I had a bad reaction to dilantin. I have been going around and around with the pharmaceutical company for a while now. I just wanted to know if there is a time frame within which the defendant has to respond to the plaintiff in a product liability lawsuit? Thank you!

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Dear Vaughn,

There is a time limit for answering a lawsuit in a product liability case. In most states the time limit, otherwise known as the Statute of Limitations, is 2 years from the date of service (the date the petition was formally received by the defendant).

Learn more here: Dangerous Drug Lawsuits

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,


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