In Michigan, there is a time limit, or statute of limitations, to sue the negligent doctor that committed medical malpractice and caused you injury. This type of lawsuit is considered a medical malpractice lawsuit, and under Michigan law, the injured patient must generally file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the negligent act. If the negligent act is discovered after the two year period, a patient may have an additional six month to file the lawsuit under the "discovery rule".
If you fail to meet these deadlines, your case may be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries. However, medical malpractice cases that involve minors or legally incapacitated persons, the limitations periods are often longer. When there is a wrongful death claim the period is also often extended.
Due to these very strict time limitations and extensive knowledge required to file these lawsuits, it is important for an injured patient to contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Call now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. If you do have means for a lawsuit, we will ensure that your claim is filed within Michigan’s statute of limitations.