Understanding Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

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If you suspect you have a medical malpractice claim in Texas, call (972) 230-6200 to learn how Polewski & Associates can help you get justiceIn civil law, a statute of limitations determines how long you have to file suit following an incident. All personal injury cases have a statute of limitations, though the amount of time allowed can vary widely depending on the nature of the accident or injury.

If you live in Texas and believe you have been injured through medical malpractice of any type, the standard deadline to take legal action is two years from the date of the incident. If the injury is not discovered immediately, these two years begin at the date damages were discovered. This is known as the discovery rule.

The Discovery Rule allows for an exception to the standard deadline to file suit in cases where you could not reasonably have known about your injury at the time it occurred. This can be useful in cases involving surgery malpractice where injury may take weeks or even months to become apparent. However, determining what is a “reasonable” amount of time is tremendously complicated and something that will require the assistance of an experienced and dedicated Texas medical malpractice attorney.

If you believe you have cause to file a medical malpractice claim, please call (972) 230-6200 to schedule a free consultation at the Dallas office of Polewski & Associates right away. Time is of the essence in these cases and the faster we can get to work on your case, the better your chances of obtaining full compensation and preventing others from suffering at the hands of dangerous medical providers.

Do not Wait to File a Claim

You have two years from the date of discovery to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, but waiting is never a good idea. Doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals are heavily protected by lawyers and insurance companies who know exactly how to beat these claims. Praying on vulnerability, these individuals and organizations can exploit your waiting and use it to minimize or dismiss your claim.

The best defense against the dismissive and cruel tactics of the medical and insurance industries is swift and aggressive legal action – and our Dallas medical malpractice lawyers are prepared to take such action immediately to help ensure you are provided the full compensation you are due. Equally important, holding negligent healthcare providers immediately accountable helps protect others and sends a message that harming patients will not be tolerated now or at any time in the future.

Our team of medical malpractice attorneys has over 25 years of experience holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions. If you believe you have cause to file suit, please contact Polewski & Associates right away to learn how we can help you and your family get the justice you deserve.