Medical professionals are required to uphold certain standards when they are providing care for patients. Unfortunately, there are times when medical professionals are careless or negligent and cause harm to those under their care. At Mancini & Associates, we are standing by to help if you need a California medical malpractice attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured or become ill due to the actions of a healthcare professional, we will investigate your case and work to secure full compensation for your losses.
When we turn to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5, we can see that the statute of limitations in place for medical malpractice lawsuits can complicate these cases. The law states that a victim must file a medical malpractice claim within one year after they discover, or should reasonably have discovered, their injury.
However, there is also an overall statute of repose for these cases of three years. This means that all medical malpractice claims must be filed within three years from the date the injury or illness occurs, regardless of when the victim discovers they have been harmed. The only exception to this overall three-year deadline are cases in which a foreign object has been left behind inside of a person’s body. In these cases, the lawsuit may be filed within one year after the discovery of the foreign object, regardless of how long ago their procedure was.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured or become ill due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, contact Mancini & Associates for help with your case today. Our team will not hesitate to investigate your claim and work to secure full compensation for your losses. This can include: