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Q: Are the statue of limitations gone for holding the hospital doctors liable for my moms death 2006 she was allowed to fal

The wing she was on was closed right after her fall she began bleeding internally and died lawyer told me no one would win against HCA corporation here in Tennesse

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You are asking a statute of limitations question regarding Tennessee law, so you need to ask this for a Tennessee lawyer to respond to and not a Maryland lawyer. That said, most statutes of limitations are measured in a single digit number of years, on the lower end of the number scale (2-3 years, e.g.). A incident back in 2006, even if there was negligence or malpractice, is unlikely to be viable after 14 years. There would have to be fraudulent concealment of the cause of the incident that was only recently able to have been discovered despite diligent efforts on the family’s part in order to have any hope of avoiding the bar of the applicable statute of limitations.

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