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?
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.
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