Understanding GA Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Claims

Sheryl L. Burke
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Georgia medical malpractice claims must adhere to multiple rules and regulations, some of which are dictated by the state government such as the Georgia statute of limitations. A lawyer at a medical malpractice law firm in Atlanta, Georgia can review the statutes with you and explain about filing a medical malpractice claim.

Georgia Statute of Limitations Impact on Medical Malpractice Claims

The statute of limitations outlines the restrictions for after an accident or injury. It states that any type of legal action claiming medical malpractice must be taken within 2 years of the date of the malpractice or negligent act.

However, there are exceptions to this rule. In the event that an individual was unable to discover the injury within that 2 year window; the limit would be extended. If the negligence was a physician leaving an object in an individual's body then the patient has a year from the date of discovery to file a claim.

With a special case that grants an extension on the limit, there is an overriding limit of up to 5 years from the injury occurrence. This rule applies to all patients, including minors unless the child was under the age of 7 when the injury occurred.

A medical malpractice law firm in Atlanta, Georgia can provide you with more details on medical malpractice claims and how to navigate them. 

Contacting a Medical Malpractice Firm in Atlanta, Georgia

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.

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