Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
A medical malpractice action for personal injury must be brought within two years after the alleged wrongful act or within one year after the claimant discovered or reasonably should have discovered the wrongful act, but never more than ten years after the wrongful act. If the claimant is under the age of 21 or suffering from a mental disorder, the limitation period does not begin to run until the disability is lifted. If the malpractice resulted in death, the twoyear wrongful death statute of limitation applies.
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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