Patients have two (2) years to pursue a claim after the cause of action accrues. The statute of limitations for minors does not begin to run until the minor turns 18. Malpractice claimants must submit an affidavit from a medical expert who will provide a preliminary professional opinion on the probability of the existence of a deviation from the normal standard of care. This affidavit lays the groundwork for substantiating claims against the medical professionals and other potentially liable parties, such as insurers and hospitals.
A decedent’s estate or immediate family members have legal rights to file wrongful death claims. However, claims relating to wrongful death and medical malpractice must be filed within two (2) years of the date of the death. Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group has helped victims of medical malpractice and will help you as well. Gary A. Kester and Kester Law Group offers free consultations. If we do not recover you pay us nothing. Period. Call us today!