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Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Once the Statute of Limitations Expires?

Mellino Law Firm

The laws surrounding a medical malpractice lawsuit may vary from one state to the next. One of the most important things to consider is the statute of limitations, which places a limit on the timeframe in which you may pursue a claim against a negligent healthcare provider.

If you would like to learn about the most current laws in your state, contact a medical malpractice attorney in Cleveland. An attorney can also help determine if you have a valid claim that is worth pursuing.

The state of Ohio has some of the strictest laws when it comes to filing a medical malpractice claim. In other words, there is probably very little, if anything, you can do once the statute of limitations has passed.

You have one year from the date of injury or incident (or when it should have reasonably been discovered) in which to give notice to the other party that you intend to pursue legal action. Once you have given notice, you then have 180 days to file the suit. Still, the case may not surpass a statute of limitations of four years. This applies to cases involving minor or adult victims.

Seeking Help from a Cleveland Med Mal Attorney

Because there are strict laws surrounding the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, it’s important you don’t delay things any longer than necessary. You should immediately seek help from an attorney who has experience handling these types of claims.

For help with your medical malpractice lawsuit, contact us today at (440) 276-3535.

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