The time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim is called the statute of limitations. States set their own time limits, and they are not uniform across the country. The time limits usually range from one to seven years; however, there may be special rules if the care provider was a public employee or affiliated with the government or a government agency.
While you may have up to seven years in some jurisdictions, it is advisable to bring your claim as soon as possible once you discover you have been the victim of malpractice. The more recently the malpractice occurred, the more evidence will remain of what occurred. Your medical malpractice attorney will be better able to gather evidence and information about recent events so that you can build the strongest case possible.
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