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What Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Medical Malpractice Case?

Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.

There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury and the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state.

Michigan Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

In Michigan, a person injured due to a medical malpractice must generally file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the negligent act under the statute of limitations. If the negligent act is discovered after the two year period, you may have an additional six month to file your lawsuit under the "discovery rule".

If you fail to meet these deadlines, your case will be destroyed forever and you cannot sue for your injuries.

When Can The Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Be Extended

In medical malpractice cases involving minors or legally incapacitated persons, the limitations periods are often longer. When there is a wrongful death claim the period is also often extended.

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Contact Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suspect that your or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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