If you or a loved one has suffered malpractice or negligence while in the care of a medical professional, you may be faced with severe injuries, distress, or, in extreme cases, wrongful death. Research indicates 9 out of 10 cases of medical malpractice result in permanent injury or death!
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
If you file a lawsuit for medical malpractice, whether for serious personal injury or wrongful death, it must be filed within two years of the date of the incident. An exception to this is if the injury or wrongful death due to the medical malpractice isn’t discovered in the first two years. Then, the statute of limitations does not begin until the injured party discovers, or reasonably should have discovered, that the injury or wrongful death was due to negligence on the health care practitioner’s part. In this case, it means that you would have to file a medical malpractice suit within two years from the date you discovered the negligence. Don’t worry, our medical malpractice lawyers can explain the very complicated medical malpractice law to you as your case progresses.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, please contact us today. Attorney Conrad Falvello would be happy to meet with you for a free initial consultation.