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
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.
Get Immediate Representation for a Claim
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
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Contact our firm today to retain the skilled legal counsel you need to file a successful
claim for compensation.