When it applies, the "discovery rule" allows a lawsuit to be filed within a certain period of time after the injury is discovered, or reasonably should have been discovered.
Licensed in PA & NJ. 29% Contingency Fee. Phone: 215-510-6755 www.InjuryLawyerPhiladelphia.com
You need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In Tennessee if proper notice is given to a potential medical defendant, it extends the statute of limitations by 120 days. Giving notice is very detail oriented process that has to be done in a very specific way. You need to obtain copies of all your medical records from that facility and your case needs to be evaluated to determine whether there is any additional cause of action other than medical malpractice as well.
I agree with Mr. Hardin. Your best option is to consult with a local Medical Malpractice attorney to review the details of your case and advocate on your behalf. I hope you found my answer helpful.
Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.