Cancer Malpractice in Ohio and the Statute of Limitations January 27, 2012.
If you or someone in your life has been the victim of cancer malpractice, an Ohio medical malpractice attorney may be able to help, but it’s important that you move quickly, because, as with most other legal actions, a statute of limitations applies that restricts the amount of time you have to file your medical malpractice claim.
The statute of limitations for filing an Ohio medical malpractice claim due to a breast cancer misdiagnosis or any other cancer malpractice in Ohio stipulates that the injured patient has 1 year from the date that the malpractice is discovered (or should have been discovered).
The malpractice statute of limitations works differently for minors. If a patient under the age of 18 is the plaintiff, the statute extends the acceptable timeframe to 1 year after the minor turns 18, regardless of when the malpractice action was committed.
In certain cases, the statute of limitations for taking action against cancer malpractice in Ohio can be extended. For instance, a plaintiff may get a 180 day extension if potential defendants receive notice of the pending lawsuit within a year after the malpractice is committed. An attorney can provide you with more information about how the statute of limitations impacts your case and your eligibility to file suit.
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