Chicago, IL asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury

Q: I understand that statue of limitations can range from 2 to 10 years on medical negligence in the state of Missouri.

I'm seeking advice in the matter of medical negligence that occurred in2011 but was not discovered until 2017 due to a colonoscopy and endoscopy surgery I underwent. My bowls have been placed into my stomach in intertwined knots after I underwent hernia repair surgery in2011.

The treating physician told me that this was plan medical negligence and should not have occurred in such a surgery.

I understand that the limitations can range from 2 to 10 years in some cases with exceptions.

Would my situation possibly be one of those exceptions.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Only a Missouri attorney could answer your question, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, an attorney could be reluctant to advise on a statute of limitations (other than basic ones where there are no issues of minors coming of age years after an injury, or no issues in med mal cases involving "discovery" rules (not discovery in the sense of fact-finding, but "discovery" in the sense of when an injury or damages was discovered or should have been discovered). Since you've waited four weeks, it could make more sense to reach out to a Missouri med mal attorney at this point - attorneys in this area generally offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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