Palm Beach Gardens, FL asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: I was shot in 2009 and got my lungs stitched up with what was supposed to be dissolvable stitches and just found out

Recently in 2022 they never dissolved so I wanted to know if possible can I sue

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to consult a medical malpractice attorney. There is a two-year statute of limitations for malpractice, but the two years may run from the date of discovery of the damage caused by the malpractice.

Also, assuming a potential claim is NOT barred by the statute of limitations, an issue to be reviewed is the actual problem that this issue is causing you. If this issue has caused you zero difficulty in your life from 2009 to now, you may not have the type of damage that would support a claim.

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