Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
In Maryland, an action for personal injury caused by medical malpractice must be filed either within five years from the date of the alleged wrongful act or three years from the date when the injury was discovered. If the claimant is a minor, the statute does not begin to run until the claimant reaches the age of eleven, and if the action involves a foreign object or injury to the reproductive system, the statute does not begin to run until the claimant is sixteen. A wrongful death action brought on a medical malpractice theory must be filed within three years after death.
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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