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Your Doctor Let You Down, We Won’t
When we visit a doctor, go under the knife for surgery, or receive treatment from a medical professional we put our faith in them to do right by us and make the right judgment calls for our wellbeing. After all, people in the medical industry have to go through extensive schooling and training to earn their right to practice their profession.
However, there are instances where they may fall short of the high standards they are expected to uphold through carelessness or negligence. One mistake can yield harmful consequences which can be life-altering. People have lost lives, become disabled, and suffered other negative health issues because of preventable errors.
For this reason, medical malpractice lawsuits exist to hold healthcare professionals accountable. If you or a loved one have been harmed by the actions or decisions of a negligent medical professional, call the Ozark Mountain Attorney.
Missouri's Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Since injuries inflicted by way of medical malpractice are not always discovered right away, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice injuries in Missouri works a little different than that of other personal injury claims.
According to the Missouri Revised Statutes section 516.105, you have two years from the date you sustained your injury to file a claim or the date you discovered your injury to file a medical malpractice claim with the maximum time limit of ten years to file.
The statute of limitations can be a complex area of medical malpractice law and since not filing on time or correctly can prevent you from your legal right to pursue compensation, it’s crucial to have an experienced legal advocate on your side. Joe Allen, Attorney at Law can help you understand your options. Call our firm today to get started with a free consultation.