I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I would strongly urge you to consult with a Missouri lawyer to investigate your claims and to advise you on the statute of limitations. The medical malpractice statute can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Also, some jurisdictions to allow for the extension of the SOL during periods of incapacity, etc...So, it would be best to consult with a MO medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate. Good luck.
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The statute is 2 years. Under your facts it may fall under an exception (in cases of negligent failure to inform the patient of the results of medical tests, such action shall be brought within two years from the date of the discovery of the alleged negligent failure to inform or from the date you reasonably should have known of the failure to inform). In any case, you are likely near or past the time. Set up a meeting asap with a medical malpractice attorney.
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Two years but there could be exceptions to this limit. You need to consult ASAP with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case and give you your best options.
Normally the statue of limitation would be two years but there are exceptions to it. You need to consult with a local medical malpractice attorney and investigate and review your case.
As you have seen from other answers, it is a two year statute, but there are exceptions to it. There is some case law in Missouri where a pathology report did not get transmitted and is very similar to your question and issue, and the Court ruled that under that scenario that the statute it was two years from the date of discovery. I would set up an appointment with an experienced malpractice attorney asap. Good luck to you.
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