Q: How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit?
I had back surgery 2 years ago (Jan2019). The incision got infected and a month later the Dr/surgeon cut my incision open during a checkup and had my wife pack my incision at home with non-sterilized supplies. They took me in for a second surgery (Feb2019). Right after the second surgery the surgeon moved out of state, no contact information left. I had to work with 3 new doctors and eventually went to another hospital to be treated. I have a permanent scar about 4x the size it should be. The extra surgery cost around $25000 (billed to insurance), multiple copays, loss of work for a month, and going to a new dr for followups.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.