Many clients reached out to our attorneys with concerns about the statute of limitations in Risperdal lawsuits. These clients developed gynecomastia, a breast enlargement condition, resulting from Risperdal use. Gynecomastia generally develops in prepubescent and adolescent men who took Risperdal prior to turning 18.
Their main concern stems from whether or not the statute of limitations has run out. The statute of limitations in most states is two years. But the critical question is, when does two years start?
The statute of limitations does not necessarily run from the date you took the drug, or the date the condition developed. Nearly every state in the country has a law stating the statute of limitations for minors does not start to run until they become 18 years old. In addition, the statute of limitations in most states does not start to run until you reasonably suspect or discover the cause of your injury. Many people do not suspect they have an injury. Most people with Gynecomastia believed it was normal and did not realize it was a side effect from taking Risperdal. In many cases, these individuals did not even know they were on Risperdal when they were younger.
We encourage anyone with gynecomastia, either diagnosed or undiagnosed, who took Risperdal to further research their situation and call us.
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we can help you. Contact us because the statute of limitations may not have run out on your case. We can evaluate your situation and legal options, and determine whether you have a claim. You can reach us at 888-997-5170 or fill out a contact form on this page.