How Long Do You Have to File an Anesthesia Malpractice Claim?

All civil lawsuits in the state of Missouri are subject to the statute of limitations, or a rule that sets a deadline for filing your claim. If you do not file your anesthesia malpractice claim within these time constraints, the court will dismiss your claim and you will lose your chance at collecting compensation.

You have two years from the date of the anesthesia error to file your lawsuit. There are certain exceptions to this rule; for example, if you were under the age of 18 at the time of the malpractice, you must file your claim by the time you turn 20 years old. Additional exceptions involve certain surgical errors and failure to inform a patient of medical test results.

Most anesthesia lawsuits will need to adhere to the two-year deadline. Filing your claim before time runs out is vital to your recovery. Speak to an attorney at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet to determine your correct statute of limitations.

Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.