Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
A medical malpractice action for personal injury generally must be commenced within two years form the date of occurrence of the wrongful act complained of. However, if the claim involves a foreign object left in the body, the claimant has two years from the date of the discovering the alleged negligence, but in no case can an action be brought more than ten years from the date of the alleged wrongful act. An action for wrongful death caused by medical malpractice must be brought within three years from the decedents 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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