Woodland, CA asked in Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for California

Q: is there a statue of limitations on medical malpractice.my father was dropped while in hospital,he walked in and now is

in a wheelchair and has no use of his legs;he has to have 24 hour care by mother who lost her job because she had to stay home with dad

4 Lawyer Answers
Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes there is a statute of limitations for bringing a claim for medical malpractice. When did this happen?

William John Light agrees with this answer

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Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes there is a time limit to file a lawsuit. Their are exceptions that may apply to this case. Consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney right away.

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Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Please contact the medical malpractice lawyer right away and discuss the case. In an action for injury or death against a health care provider based upon such person’s alleged professional negligence, the time for the commencement of the action shall be three years after the date of injury or one year after the plaintiff discovers, or through the use of reasonable diligence should have discovered, the injury, whichever occurs first.

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William John Light
William John Light
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within one year of the patient discovering the injury or within three years of the date that injury occurred—whichever comes first. A longer statute of limitations exists for Elder Abuse.

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