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Medical malpractice claims have an expiration date

When you go to the doctor, you trust they will take care of you, treat your injuries and help you recover.

If you don’t get the treatment or care that you need, or suffer a misdiagnosis by a physician, then you could be a victim of malpractice.

These occurrences are frustrating to victims and their families because they can cause preventable pain, suffering or even death.

Missouri law gives patients up to two years to bring a medical malpractice claim against an organization or individual.

This statute does give a couple of exceptions to this deadline:

  • Cases that include negligently leaving foreign objects inside someone after surgery can be brought forward up to two years after the object has been discovered
  • If a physician fails to share test results that should have been disclosed to a patient, the patient has two years from whenever the patient discovered or was informed of the failure to disclose the results.
  • If the case involves a minor, they have until the minor’s 20th birthday to take action

However, it’s usually best to decide whether to bring a malpractice claim as soon as possible.

Pursuing a malpractice claim may seem daunting but if you have any questions regarding the treatment of yourself or a loved one from a hospital, clinic or doctor, it is worth investigating.

Bringing malpractice to light can help bring closure to families and compensation to those who deserve it.

Contact an attorney well versed in malpractice cases to take the first step towards addressing the issue.

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