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William Hawal | Nov 21, 2013

Did I Wait Too Long to Bring a Lawsuit?

Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
You have a lot of questions when someone you love have has been injured or killed due to the negligence caused by doctors and hospital staff.

Under medical malpractice laws, you can find the parties responsible for your loss and hold them financially responsible for the death of your loved one.

Medical malpractice includes injuries such as failure to diagnose, items left inside of a surgery patient, misdiagnosis, errors with anesthesia, and bacterial infections acquired during a hospital stay. But medical malpractice also includes cases in which the patient has died as a result of these injuries (or any type of negligent injury). During these types of cases you should know that the time allowed to file a lawsuit remains the same.

In medical malpractice lawsuits you have two years to bring a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional that is responsible for their death. This is the same type of time line given in many other personal injury cases. However, when the time starts ticking is different. In most personal injury cases your time limit begins when the injury is discovered. For example, if you were in surgery several years ago and only recently found any damage your time limit to file a claim would begin when the injury was discovered to be as a result of the surgery. But with a death case, the time begins once the patient has died.

It’s important to know as much information as possible when you’re bringing a lawsuit against another party. But laws constantly change and you need an experienced attorney who can give you the right answers at any time and help you seek compensation on behalf of your loved one.

To learn more about medical malpractice law, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website at http://www.spanglaw.com.