Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., ProPublica reports. Only heart disease and cancer cause more deaths than medical negligence. Even though medical malpractice leads to many deaths, only a mere 2 percent of victims file an injury or wrongful death claim. That is because these claims can be difficult to prove. Victims of medical malpractice have a better chance of recovering a fair settlement if they understand the state’s medical malpractice laws and have an expert on your side.
Time Limits on Medical Malpractice Claims in Maine
When filing a medical negligence claim in Maine, you need to be aware of the times limits that apply to your case. The standard statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is three years from the date the injury occurred.
Some medical malpractice injuries involve objects being left inside a patient, which can take years to discover. In such cases, the discovery rule applies giving victims more time to file a claim. If the discovery rule applies, the victim has three years from discovery to file their claim.
In Maine, medical malpractice claims involving children must be filed within six years of the injury or before the victim turns age 21.
Maine has other statutes of limitations that apply to different medical negligence situations. USAttorneys recommends you consult with medical malpractice lawyer to discuss which statute of limitations applies to your case.
Main Types of Medical Malpractice
Failure to warn patient of the dangers of a procedure or medication
Inadequate or inappropriate care
First Step of a Medical Malpractice
Before your medical malpractice claim can proceed, you must present evidence and expert testimony to a prelitigation panel. The panel will decide your claim has merit and whether you should move to the next stage. A medical malpractice lawyer in Maine
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Medical malpractice claims have vastly different than a car accident, nursing home abuse or another type personal injury claim. You need someone working on your claim with access to healthcare experts. USAttorneys has a devoted and skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys in Maine who can help you recover compensation if you were injured by a doctor, nurse or another medical professional.
You can set up a consultation to discuss your injuries and how you can get the compensation your deserve of you are injured by medical negligence. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Maine will explain each of the steps you must follow to get medical negligence compensation. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of lawyers will guide you through each stage of your claim and ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering. Call and set up a consultation today and get their valuable advice.