The Zantac statute of limitations to sue the drug manufacturers depends on location. In most states, cancer victims have one or two years after getting diagnosed to sue. For victims diagnosed before the Zantac recall, the clock started running in 2019.Below is a summary of the statute of limitations for each state. But there are several exceptions. So Zantac (ranitidine) victims should consult with their attorney as soon as possible.
When the statute of limitation starts running
|Alabama||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||Ala. Stat. § 6-2-38|
|Alaska||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||Alaska Stat. § 09.10.070(a)|
|Arizona||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||A.R.S. 12.-542|
|Arkansas||3||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||A.C.A. § 16-116-103|
|California||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||Cal. Civ. Proc. § Code 335.1|
|Colorado||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||C.R.S. § 13-80-106(1)|
|Connecticut||3||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||C.G.S.A. § 52-577(a)|
|Delaware||2||Date when the injury is or should have been discovered.||10 Del. C. § 8119 § 8107|
|District of Columbia||3||Date the injury is or should have been discovered.||D.C. Code § 12-301|
|Florida||4||Date the injury is or should have been discovered.||F.S.A. § 95.11(3)(a),(e),(k)|
|Georgia||2||Date the injury is or should have been discovered. |
*1 year from date of death.
|O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33|
|Hawaii||2||Date the injury is or should have been discovered.||Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-7|
|Idaho||2||Date the injury occurred.||Idaho Code § 5-219|
|Illinois||2||Date the injury occurred.||735 I.L.C.S. § 5/13-202|
|Indiana||2||Date the injury occurred.||I.C. § 34-11-2-4|
|Iowa||2||Date the injury occurred.||I.C.A. § 614.1(2)|
|Kansas||2||Date the injury occurred.||K.S.A. § 60-513|
|Kentucky||1||Date the harm occurred.||K.R.S. § 413.140(1)(a)|
|Louisiana||1||Date the harm occurred.||L.S.A.-C.C. Art. § 3492|
|Maine||6||Date the harm occurred.||14 M.R.S.A. § 752|
|Maryland||3||Date the harm occurred.||Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-101|
|Massachusetts||3||Date the harm occurred.||Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 §§ 2A and 4|
|Michigan||3||Date the harm occurred.||M.C.L.A. § 600.5805|
|Minnesota||4||Date the harm occurred.||M.S.A. § 541.05 subd.2|
|Mississippi||3||Date the harm occurred.||M.C.A. § 15-1-49|
|Missouri||5||Date the harm occurred.||Mo. Rev. Stat § 516.120|
|Montana||3||Date the harm occurred.||Mont. Stat. § 27-2-202|
|Nebraska||4||Day on which the harm occurred.||Neb. Rev. Stat § 25-224(1)|
|Nevada||4||Day the harm occurred.||N.R.S. § 11.190|
|New Hampshire||3||Day on which the harm happened.||N.H.Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:4(I)|
|New Jersey||2||Day that the harm happened.||N.J.S.A. § 2A:14-1|
|New Mexico||3||Day that the harm happened.||N.M.S.A. § 37-1-8|
|New York||3||Day that the harms happened.||N.Y.C.P.L.R. § 214, et seq.|
|North Carolina||3||Day that the harm is or should have been discovered.||N.C.G.S.A. § 1-52-(16)|
|North Dakota||6||Day the harm happened.||N.D.C.C § 28-01-16(5)|
|Ohio||2||Day that the injury happened.||O.R.C.A. § 2305.10(A)|
|Oklahoma||2||Day that the injury happened.||Okla. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 95|
|Oregon||2||Day on which the injury happened.||O.R.S. § 30.905(1-3)|
|Pennsylvania||2||Day on which the injuries happened.||42 P.S. § 5524|
|Rhode Island||3||Day on which the injuries happened.||R.I.G.L. § 9-1-14(b)|
|South Carolina||3||Day that the injuries happened.||S.C. Code Ann. §§ 15-3-530, 5-3-535|
|South Dakota||3||Day that the injuries happened.||S.D.C.L. § 15-2-12.2|
|Tennessee||1||Day that the injuries happened.||T.C.A. § 28-3-104|
|Texas||2||Day that the injuries happened.||Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 16.003|
|Utah||2||Day that the injuries happened.||U.C.A. § 78B-6-706|
|Vermont||3||Day that the injuries happened.||Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 12, § 512(4),(5)|
|Virginia||2||Day that the injuries happened.||Va. St. § 8.01-243(A)|
|Washington||3||Day that the harms happened.||R.C.W.A. § 7.72.060(3)|
|West Virginia||2||Day the harms happened.||W. Va. Code § 55-2-12|
|Wisconsin||3||Day the harms happened.||Wis. Stat. § 893.54|
|Wyoming||4||Day the harms happened.||Wyo. Stat. § 1-3-105(a)(iv)(C)|
Most states operate by the discovery rule. This means that the statute of limitations starts running when the victim discovers his/her injuries.
There are situations where the statute of limitation “tolls” (pauses). This typically occurs when the victim is a minor, incarcerated, or incapacitated (such as in a coma).
Since the Zantac recall occurred recently, most victims should be within the statute of limitations. But if the statute of limitations has passed, it still may be possible to bring a lawsuit and join an MDL. Ranitidine victims should consult with their attorney about any available loopholes.
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