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Illinois Drug and Medical Device Recall Lawsuits & Attorneys

Resource Links for Illinois Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:

Illinois Bad Drug Lawsuits & Illinois Defective Medical Device Cases

Illinois Bad Drug Lawsuits & Illinois Defective Medical Device Cases

Dangerous and defective drugs and medical devices cause serious injury and wrongful death to Americans each year. Often, the pharmaceutical company giant will voluntarily recall their bad drugs from the marketplace years after learning they cause serious injury. Medical device manufacturers recall their defective products only after tens of thousands of consumers have suffered serious injury or premature death. As a result, the numbers of Illinois bad drug recalls and Illinois medical device lawsuits has risen substantially in the last few decades.

Thousands of consumers suffering catastrophic injuries is often not enough for pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to be denied approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process. This is because these corporate giants often pressure the government agency to forgo lengthy clinical trials in the hopes of getting their products to the market sooner to generate quick profits.

The resource links below help victims research Illinois tort law to determine the merits of their claim and what theory can best prove the case for compensation in a negotiated out-of-court settlement or jury trial. The information includes the statute of limitations concerning Illinois medical device lawsuits and bad drug recalls, along with medical resources, legal resources and contact information to state and local bar associations.

State of Illinois Statute of Limitations

Illinois Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provision (735 ILCS 5/13-212)

It is crucial to understand the Illinois statute of limitations code to determine if you have a valid case for compensation against the doctor, hospital, pharmaceutical company or medical device manufacturer. The state limits the amount of time the victim is given to seek compensation under the state’s tort laws. Because of that, many cases are handled by competent Illinois personal injury attorneys who can ensure that the necessary paperwork is filed in the appropriate courthouse in a timely manner and build a case to achieve a successful outcome.

  • Personal Injury / Negligence – 2 Years
  • Product Liability – 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death – 2 Years “from date of death, except for fraudulent concealment which is 5 years from date of claim”
  • Medical Malpractice – 2 Years ‘with Discovery Rule, no action may be commenced after 4 years from act or omission causing injury unless concealment by defendant. Tolls: If plaintiff is under 18, action must be brought within 8 years after date or omission causing injury and never after 22nd birthday.’
  • Intentional Torts – 2 Years except slander and libel.

Illinois Medical Resources

State of Illinois Legal Resources

  • Supreme Court Library
    200 E Capitol Ave
    Springfield, IL 62701
    (217) 782-2424
  • Du Page County Law Library
    505 N County Farm Rd
    Wheaton, IL 60187
    (630) 407-8811

State, County and City Bar Associations

Legal Services for Illinois Communities

Most Illinois bad drug cases, medical malpractice claims, and defective medical device lawsuits are handled by competent personal injury legal teams that are available in every Illinois community, urban center in rural area including:

  • Chicago
  • Rockford
  • Aurora
  • Naperville
  • Peoria
  • Springfield
  • Joliet
  • Elgin
  • Waukegan
  • Cicero

 

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