Nearly everyone experiences some kind of medical issue that requires a hospital stay at some point in their life. When it does happen, you expect the best possible care and treatment from the doctors and other medical professionals in the hospital. Sometimes though, mistakes are made on the part of doctors or hospital staff. When that happens, and you or a family member is harmed as a result, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice.
When it comes to malpractice lawsuits, it’s important that you act quickly because there is a statute of limitations for how long you have to file suit. A statute of limitations is the amount of time that a patient has to file a lawsuit against a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional. As a general rule, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit in Pennsylvania is two years. In most cases, the law allows the patient up to two years from when the injury-causing event occurs.
There are two exceptions to the law, though, and they are as follows:
As you can see, malpractice cases are complex, and they require both legal and medical knowledge. At Ross Feller Casey, we have doctors who are also lawyers on staff to provide that expertise. Our attorneys can review your medical charts to see if you have a case.
You must act quickly if you discover that you or a loved one has been injured after a hospital visit. Your time to file suit could be running out.
Please contact one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation. At Ross Feller Casey, all malpractice lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay unless a financial recovery is made.
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