Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Cases

I’m Herb Friedman of Friedman Law Offices in Lincoln, Nebraska. Our clients often ask, “What is the statute of limitations in a medical negligence case.” Generally, the statute of limitations is the legal time limit you have to file a law suit in court against another party.

Every state has statutes of limitations for different types of cases. In Nebraska, the statute of limitations for professional negligence, which includes medical malpractice, is two years from the date that the negligence occurred. If you do not realize that you were the victim of medical negligence until after two years, you have one year from the date of discovery. However, there is a maximum of ten years to file a suit regardless of when you discovered the error. That maximum of ten years is called a statute of repose. Remember, that the rules are different in every state. There are exceptions for children and other vulnerable individuals. This information is general, and not to be considered legal advice on a particular case. If you believe you were the victim of professional negligence contact counsel at once.

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