NOTICE: The Drug Law Center is no longer accepting these type of cases. This page is strictly for informational purposes. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding by not contacting our office on these cases. We are actively investigating and prosecuting cases involving Valsartan cancers. For information on Valsartan lawsuits, look here.
Resource Links for North Dakota Drug Recalls and Medical Device Lawsuits:
- North Dakota Bad Drug Lawsuits & North Dakota Defective Medical Device Cases
- State of North Dakota Statute of Limitations
- North Dakota Medical Resources
- State of North Dakota Legal Resources
- State, County and Bar Associations
- Legal Services for North Dakota Communities
North Dakota Bad Drug Lawsuits & North Dakota Defective Medical Device Cases
If a bad medication or defective medical device caused your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one, you likely are entitled to receive financial recompense for your losses. Unfortunately, many of us make the mistake of taking prescription drugs or following recommendations from our doctor to use medical devices, where the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) fails to take steps to guarantee consumer safety. This is especially true when pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers pressure the agency to approve the product so it can be rushed to market and begin generating profits before it has been proven to be safe.
Victims and surviving family members who lost a loved one to a bad drug or defective medical device usually have no other option than the file a suit or claim for compensation. These claims involve North Dakota defective medical device cases, wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice claims, and North Dakota bad drug lawsuits.
However, handling these cases are complex and often require comprehensive understanding of North Dakota tort law. Because of that, families and victims will often hire a reputable personal injury attorney who specializes in bad drug and defective product cases. These lawyers have access to all the necessary resources including those listed in the links below.
State of North Dakota Statute of Limitations
North Dakota Civil Statute of Limitations Laws — Code Provisions (§ 28-01-18(3))
Even though victims are provided the opportunity to file a lawsuit against every party responsible for harm, the North Dakota statute of limitations code limits the amount of time the claim must be filed. It is the duty of the plaintiff (the victim) to provide evidence and proof that the defendants have caused serious harm, injury or premature death. This includes cases involving negligence, product liability, personal injury, intentional tort, wrongful death and medical malpractice.
Failing to file all the necessary paperwork before the expiration of the statute of limitations in the appropriate North Dakota courthouse could mean that the victim no longer has the legal opportunity to seek the recompense they might deserve.
- Personal Injury / Negligence – 2 Years
- Product Liability – 10 Years
- Wrongful Death – 2 Years “with Discovery Rule, runs from date of death unless death from malpractice.”
- Medical Malpractice – 2 Years “with Discovery Rule, but no more than 6 years for reason of non-discovery unless discovery was prevented by defendant’s conduct.”
- Intentional Torts – 2 Years
North Dakota Medical Resources
- North Dakota Board of Medicine
- North Dakota Department of Health
- North Dakota Office of Attorney General – Consumer Protection
State of North Dakota Legal Resources
Supreme Court Law Library
Thormodsgard Law Library
Grand Forks, ND
Open until 6:00 PM
North Dakota State Library
State, County and City Bar Associations
State Bar Association of North Dakota
1661 Capitol Way, Bismarck, ND 58501
Legal Services for North Dakota Communities
Personal injury attorneys who specialize in North Dakota defective medical device cases, wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice cases, and North Dakota bad drug lawsuits handle cases in every community, urban center and rural area in the state including:
- Grand Forks
- West Fargo