How long do I have to bring a medical malpractice claim against the responsible medical provider?

Every state has an arbitrary time limit within which victims of medical malpractice must file their legal claims against the negligent doctors, nurses, dentists, health care providers and/or hospitals who injured them. Having suffered injuries at the hands of a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!! However, if you fail to file your legal claim within this time limit, you lose the right to sue these negligent medical providers and you will be forever barred from being compensated for your injuries.

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are honored to protect and fight for victims of medical malpractice. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence.  On many occasions we find that medical malpractice victims many times involve have more severe injuries and often times are left with permanent physical and emotional incapacitating injuries.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you!

We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago.  No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

The statute is not the same in every state, and even in Illinois, the rules are different between medical malpractice cases and other types of injury claims. The Illinois statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is two years from the date the claimant knew or should have known of the injury. This means that you must file your suit within two years from the date you should have known the doctor’s wrongful act caused you harm or you will be forever barred from recovery for your injuries.

Two years is not a long time and you should contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin at (312) 888-8000 immediately upon suspecting that you have been the victim of medical malpractice. There are many other requirements that also have to take place prior to the filing of a lawsuit in a local Chicago trial court so you should not wait to contact a lawyer.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.  Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you!

Illinois also has a “statute of repose,” another strict provision in its civil laws that affect your right to recover for the damages you suffered at the hands of negligent doctor, nurse, dentist and/or hospital. The “statute of repose” states that in cases of absent fraud, concealment or misrepresentation, no person may sue a health care provider more than four years after the date the alleged act or omission occurred.  What this means is that if you discover that the negligent doctor caused you harm more than four years after the wrongful conduct occurred, you will not be able to recover for your damages as the law will not let you bring a lawsuit more than four years after the incident, even if you were not aware of the conduct or the damages. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Another harsh limitations period you must be aware of when you suspect a doctor, nurse or other health care provider has harmed you or a family member is the limitations period placed on suing a doctor for a wrongful and/or negligent act against a minor.  Under Illinois law, if the wrongful act or omission causes an injury to a person under the age of 18, that person has eight years or until they turn 22 years old, whichever comes first, to bring a legal claim against the health care provider. Hence, a minor is not limited to the normal two-year statute of limitations.

Finally, if the negligent act or omission causes death, the limitations period is two years from the date of death. This time limit is controlled by the wrongful death statute, not the medical malpractice limitations period. Note that this type of legal claim can only be brought if the deceased person could have brought the claim themselves at the time of death. In a wrongful death case, the date of death is very specific and unalterable.

Because the law in this area is very specific and unlike the laws in other personal injury or death cases, it is important to consult the medical malpractice attorneys at the Law offices of Attorney Dan Newlin as they have the extensive experience in all types of medical malpractice claims including Chicago malpractice statute of limitations. Our qualified lawyers can help you understand these complex laws and help you gain peace of mind in this stressful time. My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions we find that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.