I was in severe pain my regular dr sent me to have these tests done and also sent me to a specialist for consultation that dr sent a letter to my dr stating to continue the pain medication witch was about 300 pain pills a month and physical therapy so this went on till 2007 nearly 4 years still not knowing my back was broken in 03 was told it was in my head because I was too young for back pain at 23 years old but I had to get assistance getting up out of bed getting dressed taking showers etc in 07 I left the state and went back home to va from tn I seen a dr there he sent me to another back specialist whom had received copies of the mri and X-ray from the two hospitals in tn that were took in 2003 which had markings of where the brake was from the two hospitals and they did nothing and never informed me of this and if they did tell my regular dr he never told me and immediately took more films and had me in surgery in less then 2 weeks I had to have two fusions and 6 screws with a casing and a stimulator put in to reattach my spine to my tailbone I still have pain but told I always will I was permanently disabled in 2009 can I still sue for malpractice
Unfortunately, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is quite short. I do not believe you could bring a successful lawsuit based on the facts as you stated. See this article for a good summary. https://www.forthepeople.com/memphis/medical-malpractice-lawyers/statute-of-limitations
I hope this was helpful, good luck!
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I agree with Paul. The limitations period is typically one year from the date of discovery of the malpractice with an outside limit of three years regardless of when the malpractice was discovered.
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