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Atlanta Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
In Georgia, patients only have a limited amount of time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. Once this time period expires, victims of an accident or injury can no longer file a lawsuit to recover compensation for their losses.
The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of injury suffered. In Georgia, the general statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years; however, there are exceptions that can either extend or shorten a patient’s time limit for filing a lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or hospital, it's important to seek legal help immediately.
If you don't pursue your case within the statute of limitations, the law can bar you from recovering compensation for your injuries. To contact our Atlanta medical negligence lawyers today, please complete our free, no-obligation case review form.
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Georgia Medical Malpractice Law
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in Georgia generally falls into one of two categories:
- Medical malpractice claims resulting from an injury must be filed within two years from the date of the injury
- Medical malpractice claims resulting from a "failure to diagnose" may be given a limited extension by the court, depending on the facts of the claim. In these cases, the two-year time limit begins on the date the injury was realized.
There are other exceptions to the statute of limitations in Georgia. For example, medical malpractice cases] involving municipalities and counties may abide by shorter deadlines of six or 12 months. Because every case is different, it is advisable to contact our medical malpractice lawyers in Atlanta to determine the statute of limitations that applies to your specific lawsuit.
Do I Have a Case?
Our medical malpractice attorneys can review the details of your situation to determine whether the statute of limitations has expired. If it has not, we can examine the actions (or failure to act) of your hospital, doctor or another healthcare provider. If their negligence resulted in injury or death, we may be able to help you file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and additional medical expenses.
To learn more, please complete our free, no-obligation case review form.