Is There A Time Limit In Which I Need To File A Lawsuit For Medical Malpractice?
Any medical malpractice action for personal injury or wrongful death must be commenced within three years of the date of incident, date of death, or the date when the claimant knew or should have known of the alleged wrongful act. The limitation period is tolled for claimants who are minors or mentally incompetent and the threeyear period begins to run following removal of the disability.
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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