Many states have what is known as the Discovery Rule, and the Statute of Limitations doesn't start to run until the injury is discovered. Search Avvo for a medical malpractice lawyer in your state and call to find out if your state has the Discovery Rule.
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you will definitely need to consult with a lawyer with knowledge of the malpractice Statute of Limitations, in the state where the malpractice occurred. If you live in a different state than where you received the negligent care, your home state's laws are not applicable.
St. Louis, MO
Typically there is no way around the Statute of limitation for dental malpractice unless it is tolled for some reason. However, if you continued seeing this dentist after he or she placed the crown you may be able to allege continuous treatment or failure to diagnose, which may apply to your situation. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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