Statutes of Limitations

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Time Limits On Filing Suit

In this video, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney Greg Unatin discusses the time limits on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Pennsylvania – known as “Statutes of Limitations”. 

“Typically somebody who has been injured by medical malpractice must file their lawsuit within the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania that statute of limitations for an adult patient is two years from the time that the patient was injured or should have known they suffered an injury which may have been caused by healthcare.”

Watch the video to learn more.

How Long Do You Have To File A Lawsuit?

Most states have statutes of limitations that define the amount of time during which an individual can file a lawsuit claiming injury related to medical malpractice, negligence, or personal injury. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations on most medical malpractice, negligence or personal injury claims is 2 years.

There are circumstances that affect or alter the limitation period for filing a lawsuit, including claims where the victim is a child or minor (Minors Tolling Statute) or when the injured party is unaware in spite of reasonable investigation that their injury was caused by malpractice or negligence (The Discovery Rule.)

Our job is to identify and determine how the statute of limitations affects your medical malpractice or personal injury claim.

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