If you or a family member has experienced what you believe might have been medical malpractice, you may be interested in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, you need to ensure that you do so within a certain amount of time or you may no longer be able to file at all.
Our Mobile, Alabama medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Office of Long & Long have helped countless numbers of clients seek damages after what they believed was medical malpractice. We understand these complicated laws and can help get you compensation if your medical worker is found to be guilty.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs anytime a medical worker does not treat a patient within the typical standards of care. Standards of care are the expectations placed upon all medical workers to give proper, safe care to their patients. Failure to do so can result in injury, paralysis, or even death.
What Are The Alabama Medical Malpractice Statutes of Limitations?
In the state of Alabama, there are a few statutes of limitations that apply to medical malpractice. They include the following:
- Lawsuits must be filed within 2 years of the medical treatment in question
- If the medical malpractice could not have been discovered prior to the 2-year mark, then the lawsuit must be filed within 6 months of the discovery
- Regardless of whether the medical malpractice could be discovered or not, no medical malpractice lawsuits may be filed 4 years after the medical treatment
If you wish to pursue a lawsuit, our Mobile, Alabama medical malpractice attorneys can help you determine if you’re within the statute of limitations and if you have grounds for a case. We encourage you to move quickly if you believe your care was not up to the proper standard, has caused you injury, discomfort, paralysis, or any other ailment. In order to schedule a free case consultation, please contact The Law Office of Long & Long today by calling (251) 432-2277.