Do toxic baby food claims have a statute of limitations?

Yes. Because they fall under the category of toxic exposure and, partially, product liability, toxic baby food claims have a statute of limitations, which is different for each state. For this reason, you should take legal action as soon as possible if your child develops autism.

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The average statute of limitations for toxic exposure cases is 2 years

Every legal case handled by a law firm has a statute of limitations, as it falls under a specific category. Toxic baby food claims are toxic exposure claims, although some may argue that they may be seen as product liability claims as well. The statute of limitations concerns the timeframe you have to file a claim with the responsible company for the injury the toxic agents in their tainted product caused you. It ranges between 1 and 6 years in our country, and if it expires, you are no longer entitled to financial compensation.

A noteworthy aspect when we talk about the statute of limitations is the discovery rule. When it applies in a case, the statute of limitations is not effective until the time that the injured entity discovers or reasonably should have discovered the injury. Some states recognize the discovery rules, while others do not.

These are the statutes of limitations and whether the discovery rule (DR) is used for each state when it comes to toxic baby food claims:

  • Alabama: 2 years, no DR
  • Alaska: 2 years, DR
  • Arizona: 2 years, DR
  • Arkansas: 3 years, DR
  • California: 2 years, DR
  • Colorado: 2 years, DR
  • Connecticut: 3 years, DR
  • Delaware: 2 years, DR
  • District of Columbia: 3 years, DR
  • Florida: 4 years, DR
  • Georgia: 2 years, DR
  • Hawaii: 2 years, DR
  • Idaho: 2 years, no DR
  • Illinois: 2 years, DR
  • Indiana: 2 years, DR
  • Iowa: 2 years, DR
  • Kansas: 2 years, DR
  • Kentucky: 1 year, DR
  • Louisiana: 1 year, DR
  • Maine: 6 years, no DR
  • Maryland: 3 years, DR
  • Massachusetts: 3 years, DR
  • Michigan: 3 years, no DR
  • Minnesota: 4 years, DR
  • Mississippi: 3 years, DR
  • Missouri: 5 years, DR
  • Montana: 3 years, DR
  • Nebraska: 4 years, DR
  • Nevada: 2 years, DR
  • New Hampshire: 3 years, DR
  • New Jersey: 2 years, DR
  • New Mexico: 3 years, DR
  • New York: 3 years, DR
  • North Carolina: 3 years, DR
  • North Dakota: 6 years, DR
  • Ohio: 2 years, DR
  • Oklahoma: 2 years, DR
  • Oregon: 2 years, DR
  • Pennsylvania: 2 years, DR
  • Rhode Island: 3 years, DR
  • South Carolina: 3 years, DR
  • South Dakota: 3 years, DR
  • Tennessee: 1 year, DR
  • Texas: 2 years, DR
  • Utah: 2 years, DR
  • Vermont: 3 years, DR
  • Virginia: 2 years, no DR
  • Washington: 3 years, DR
  • West Virginia: 2 years, DR
  • Wisconsin: 3 years, DR
  • Wyoming: 4 years, DR

It is important to remember that the discovery rule, as well as the statute of limitations, have numerous variants and can apply differently for similar cases. The discovery rule is significantly more complex than it appears to be, which is why it is best to look for a lawyer who specializes in cases of toxic baby food if your child developed autism. They are the only professional who can help you with your claim and who can explain to you everything you should know about the statute of limitations and the discovery rule.

Our law firm provides quality assistance to the parents of children with autism

Unfortunately, few parents are aware of the danger of heavy metals in baby food, which has been a health threat for several decades. If you fed your baby tainted food and they came to struggle with autism, do not hesitate to call our team, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases and will be able to help you file a claim with the responsible companies. To file a claim on behalf of your child, all you have to do is call us, explain your situation in detail, and send us a copy of the medical records of your child.

Our experienced attorneys will carefully assess your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a toxic baby food claim. If you are, they will promptly begin working on it. Eventually, if you choose to work with us, you will obtain the best results for your child. Working with our law firm is free unless we recover money for you, as we operate on a contingency fee basis.

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