Timing is key when you believe that medical, dental, or podiatric malpractice has occurred to you or your loved one.
Bottom Line: You only have 18 months to file a lawsuit. If a foreign object was left inside you (a scalpel, perhaps), you have a year from discovery. If the malpractice occurred in a city or state-run facility, we may need to file a notice of claim before we can even file a lawsuit.
In any event, let’s not worry when that clock starts to run. You need to get in touch with the LawDoctor sooner, rather than later.
The more information you have, such as hospital and medical records, the faster our team can evaluate your case.
All of this applies to veterans and anyone else who believe they have been injured through medical malpractice in Veterans Administration facilities.