Injuries stemming from medical malpractice can be prolonged, pervasive and life-altering, but the amount of time you have to pursue compensation for such claims is limited. A claim can only be brought against your doctor or hospital within the statute of limitations, so the validity of your claim may be based on when you were injured and when the injury became apparent.
Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose in Pennsylvania
When you have been injured by a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose, your injuries may not have been apparent right away. A patient may not realize they have an injury or problem until years later. This crucial period of time when an injury becomes apparent is considered the beginning of the statute of limitations for that claim.
Contact an Experienced Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorney
Rules concerning statutes of limitations are crucial because it’s likely your claim will be dismissed when these deadlines have passed. If you are unsure how to proceed with your claim or whether your statues of limitations have expired, then please fill out our contact form. Together, we will determine what your legal options are and move forward with your claims for compensation.
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