Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Kansas

Q: When would the statute of limitations begin the date the doctor committed the first act of malpractice

Or if the doctor attempted to cover up his mistake and it was not found until later date would that date be considered the start of the time for limitations?

1 Lawyer Answer
David Adams
David Adams
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Olathe, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: As a general rule, the two year statute of limitations starts to run from the first day that the injured person could have reasonably discovered that the negligence occurred. If the doctor covered up his negligence, then there is likely a strong argument that the two years does not start to run until the negligence could be discovered.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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