A woman who sued Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, claiming that the hormone replacement therapy she took was the cause of her breast cancer, is barred by the two-year statute of limitations from bringing a personal injury claim, a Philadelphia Common Pleas judge ruled Monday.

In his opinion in Coleman v. Wyeth, Judge Allan L. Tereshko ruled that the statute of limitations for Elizabeth Coleman’s claim was not tolled under the discovery rule, which Coleman argued allows for a delay in filing if the plaintiff did not immediately know the cause of the injury.

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