Avandia Statute of Limitations Looming for Residents of 18 States

Top Quote Consumers who suffered heart attacks or other cardiovascular injuries as a result of using Avandia may lose their rights to compensation if claims are not filed soon. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 24, 2010 - Residents of 18 states who were injured as a result of taking the diabetes medication Avandia may have only a short time in which to file their cases. The right to file a claim for compensation is subject to a statute of limitations. Each state may set its own statute of limitations, or date which a claim must be filed by. For a list of states whose statute of limitation may expire shortly please go to

    Many states follow a discovery rule, where the time to file a claim does not begin to run until a person knew or should have known of the existence of the claim. For people from states which apply the discovery rule, even if an injury occurred in 2005, the statute of limitations would not begin to run until they knew or should have known that they may have suffered an injury from Avandia. That time would not begin to run till users were on notice that Avandia could cause heart problems. Lawyers for GSK have asserted that date was in May of 2007. Lawyers for victims dispute this and assert that the date is much later. Those injured by Avandia should consult an attorney immediately so that they do not miss any important filing deadline.

    Financial experts have reported that GSK may have to pay as much as $6 billion dollars to compensate Avandia victims, as part of any Avandia settlement.

    If you or a loved one have been injured by exposure to Avandia or have suffered any heart complications while using Avandia you are urged to go to immediately to secure your rights to compensation.

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