In your state, as a general matter, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is two years. That is calculated from when the alleged malpractice (e.g. the surgery) took place, or from the first date that the patient could have reasonably discovered the injury or malpractice. In the event something (e.g. a sponge; a scalpel) was left inside the patient, the patient gets one year from the date the foreign object was actually discovered. However, in all events, even in the event of a foreign object left in a patient, all actons must be commenced within 6 years; 6 years is the outer limit.
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