What Is The Time Limit For Filing A Claim?

A medical malpractice action for injury or death must be brought within one year from the date the claimant discovered the negligent act, but no more than three years from the date of injury. For retained foreign body cases, the statute is tolled until the claimant discovers or should have discovered the injury.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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