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Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims


When someone is injured as a direct result of a medial practitioner’s negligence, the injured has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the legally liable party. Medical malpractice claims are filed in a variety of cases, including but not limited to:

When someone files medical malpractice claim, they can seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages. But, in order to gain access to much-needed compensation, the injured party must file a claim within the state’s statute of limitations.

Otherwise, the injured loses their right to compensation permanently.

Each state has its own statute of limitations, which requires that a lawsuit be filed with the court within a certain time period. According to the West Virginia code section §55-7B-4, generally the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is 2 years.

Don’t Let the Time Run Out

Were you, or someone you love injured in a medical malpractice accident due to someone else’s negligence? If so, it’s better for your case to file a claim sooner than later. If you wait too long to file, evidence can be lost and the memories of eyewitnesses can fade.

If you wait until the state’s statute of limitations runs out, the courts will not be willing to consider your case. Don’t let that happen to you! To give yourself the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve, contact a from our firm now.

We can evaluate your case and explain which legal strategy is best for your circumstances. To get star to schedule your initial consultation with our Charleston medical malpractice attorneys today.