Time is Not on Your Side: Bringing a medical malpractice case in Kansas
Whether its reasonable, or not, there are strict time limits on when you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, and unless you have already experienced a negligence suit, chances are you have no idea of how much time you have to take legal action. The really bad news is, if you miss the statutory deadline, your right to pursue the negligent party is gone forever.
What does this mean? If you suspect that you, or a loved one, have been the victim of medical malpractice, discuss your concerns with a lawyer right away. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can talk with you about the merits of your claims and also ensure that you are aware of the time limits that apply. For example, in Kansas, you typically have 2 years from the date of medical malpractice to bring a lawsuit. Even in cases where the medical negligence results in a wrongful death. There are a few exceptions that your lawyer can discuss with you.
You should also be aware that, although you have 2 years to take action, most medical malpractice firms will not take on new clients who contact them with just days, or a few weeks before the time limit runs out. It simply does not leave enough time to properly evaluate your claims. It takes considerable time to obtain medical records and analyze the issue involved.
If you suspect you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, take action sooner rather than later. Time is of the essence.