A woman whose silicone breast implants began causing her serious health problems after they were installed 24 years ago will have another chance to bring her claim to trial, after a federal appellate court ruled a genuine issue of material fact remained regarding whether the claim was time-barred.
All states have varying time limits during which injury and wrongful death claims can be filed. There are some situations in which those time limits can be tolled, or wherein the clock doesn’t start ticking until injuries become apparent.
For example in Florida, a products liability action has to be brought within four years from the time of injury. A medical malpractice claim must be brought within two years.