How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in St. Louis?

Missouri Statute of Limitations

According to the Missouri Revised Statutes §516.105, actions against health care providers - including physicians, hospitals, nurses, and pharmacists - must be filed within two years of the date that the injury or illness occurred. If an injury victim fails to file a claim within this time frame, they forfeit their right to obtain compensation. Medical malpractice injuries can be catastrophic and life-changing, such as brain injuries or paralysis caused by a negligent surgeon, or other illnesses or injuries caused by misdiagnosis or pharmacy errors.

There are a couple of exceptions to the statute of limitations for medical malpractice. If a person under the age of 18 is injured, then they have until their 20th birthday to file a medical malpractice claim. If a person is filing a claim after discovering a foreign object has been left inside their body, the action must be taken within two years of the date they discover the existence of that object. Additionally, any patient who discovers that a physician or hospital failed to inform them of the results of a test has two years from the date of their discovery to file a claim.

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Since legal action for medical malpractice has such a strict time limitation, you should not hesitate a moment to retain the services of an excellent lawyer. A personal injury attorney from Meyerkord & Meyerkord can provide the services you need. We have handled such cases for many years and have received high ratings from Avvo® for our excellence and results. Our client testimonials and membership with the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® also testify to our ability to obtain favorable results. Contact our firm today to retain the skilled legal counsel you need to file a successful claim for compensation.