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Can i sue 3 years after receiving injury

Poughkeepsie, NY |
Filed under: Medical malpractice

fell in hospital

Attorney Answers 5

  1. Generally negligence has a 3 yr SOL.

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  2. If the fall was incident to medical care, the statute may be 2 1/2 years. In general negligence claims have a three year statute of limitations. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area immediately.

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  3. I defer to my colleagues on the statute of limitations, but remind you that there needs to be some negligence on the part of the hospital before you can sue. You post contains no facts as to the fall. If you just happened to fall for no apparent reason, or if it was your own fault, you don't have a basis to sue. Good luck

  4. You may have a statute of limitations problem, but call one of the lawyers in your state who answered above to double check.

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  5. Generally, unless the accident was due to medical care, then regular negligence S/Limitations applies, which is 3 years. For example, falling off a bed in a hospital may be regular negligence on the part of the hospital. They will argue for the shorter time limit of 2 1/2 years if it will make a difference. Give me a call since you are in same town. 471-0044

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