Medical Malpractice Statute Of Limitations
Contact Millikan Wight, LLC To Learn If You Have A Case
Statutes of limitations restrict the time period that a person can file
a lawsuit. Statutes of limitations apply to every type of lawsuit, including
medical malpractice and
injury lawsuits. Statutes of limitations vary by state, but they also vary by
cause of action. Statutes of limitations are intended to ensure that a
case is taken care of before evidence, witnesses, and important information
become too old or separated from the case to speak to the truth. Since
it may take some time before medical malpractice is even discovered, many
claims wait until a person has recognized they were injured before the
statute of limitations begins ticking down.
If you have been harmed by a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional,
you need to take swift action before the statute of limitations runs out.
Our medical malpractice attorneys in St. Louis can help. Contact us now
for a no-cost, no-obligations consultation to discuss your rights.
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Once you or a loved one have discovered the injury, it is important that
steps are taken as soon as possible to hold the doctor accountable you’re
the harm and recover compensation to address your additional medical expenses,
pain and suffering, and more. Time is of the essence here! Below, we outline
some of the timeframes you have in Missouri to take action.
Standard medical malpractice: Two years from the date that the medical error had occurred.
Foreign object left within the body: Two years from the time that the foreign object has been discovered within
the body but no more than 10 years from the date of the surgery.
Medical malpractice of a minor: Malpractice occurring to a minor must be filed within 10 years of the medical
treatment and no later than the child’s 20th birthday.
Wrongful death claims: Within three years of the date of death of the injured party.
With such a limited time frame to take action, it is important to contact
an attorney as soon as you think you may have been injured. With the amount
of witnesses, documentation, and consulting with medical experts that
needs to be done in connection with a medical malpractice case, medical
malpractice cases take time to see through. At Millikan Wright, LLC, we
do not find it acceptable for a medical professional to harm a patient
in their care. This is why we are dedicated to fighting for you.
Your health and wellness are too important to leave in the hands of someone
that does not take them as seriously as you do. Contact a medical malpractice
lawyer when you need someone to fight on your behalf. Our firm is here for you!