Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
A medical malpractice action for injury or death must be filed within one year of the alleged act, omission or neglect, or within one year of discovery of the alleged wrongful act. However, even as to claims filed within one year of the date of discovery, in all events such claims must be filed within three years from the date of the alleged wrongful act. This limitation period applies to all persons including minors and incompetents.
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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