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Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations : The Filing Deadline

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Some state laws allow patients who are not immediately aware of a botched medical procedure to sue the doctor even if the original statute of limitations has expired. The key is whether the patient knew or should have known about the injury before the limitations period ended. If the patient did not know or should not have known, some states begin the limitations period when the patient discovered the injury.

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