Know the Deadline to File Your Lawsuit!

Know the Deadline to File Your Lawsuit!
Jul 9, 2019

All states have very specific deadlines for filing personal injury cases in general and medical malpractice lawsuits in particular. These deadlines are called statutes of limitations. In the State of Georgia, the statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years of the date the injury or death occurred. While there are some very limited circumstances where the deadline can be paused or extended, these situations are rare.

What happens when the timeline expires?

Once the statute of limitation expires, in most cases you will not be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. If you believe you or a loved one was the victim of medical malpractice, it is important that you consult an experienced medical malpractice attorney who can determine what your deadline is and investigate whether you have a viable case.

Contact the Warshauer Woodward Atkins

If you have recently suffered an injury or, have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a professional, please contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Warshauer Woodward Atkins. We have the necessary experience to determine the deadline to file your lawsuit, and with the services of an in-house doctor, can determine whether you have a viable lawsuit to file.