The statute of limitations is one of the most important deadlines that you must complete in order to file a medical malpractice case. This limits the amount of time that you have to file a medical malpractice action to 30 months of the date of the act or omission that gave rise to your injury. If your malpractice case is based on the presence of a foreign object within your body, you must file a claim within one year of the date that the foreign object was discovered or should have been discovered. If your medical malpractice case involves a minor under the age of 18, you will have three years from the date of that minor’s 18th birthday to commence litigation. Keep in mind, however, that the statute of limitations cannot be stretched for more than 10 years from the date of the act or omission that caused the injury.
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