I need advice on the Maryland statute of limitations for malpractice suits and the discovery rule.
Two years ago I arrived septic at Johns Hopkins hospital and was in a coma for a couple months It was discovered I had a massive MRSA spinal infection I had spinal surgeries and spent 1 ½ years in the hospital (I am now disabled.) Johns Hopkins identified the MRSA infection as having been initiated and spread by an abcess caused during lower back surgery I had 14 years ago.
The statute reads "within three years of its discovery".
As the discovery that the MRSA was still in my system was only 2 years ago, and there were no indications that I was ill, could I still file a suit?A couple weeks after I was released from the original hospital I had had the lower back surgery, I return as an infection had developed at the surgery site. After release the second time, I was put on home IV antibiotics for about 2 months. I was never aware it was MRSA. I must assume the antibiotics did not work. From before the operation 14 years ago to present, I have been under the care (with regular visits) of my personal doctor. There was nothing discernible to him of myself to indicate the infection was present (until the day I collapsed 2 years ago).